Fall 2020 - LING 290 D100

The Science of Speech (3)

Class Number: 2472

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introduces the scientific study of speech, focusing on the mechanisms of speech production and perception, the ways in which speech is described and analyzed, the relationship between speech and technology, and the practical applications of phonetic science. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

COURSE ORGANIZATION:
Course material includes lectures, exercises, demonstrations and discussions. Although most content will be delivered asynchronously, some lecture material and quizzes will be synchronous. For the synchronous content (provided via Zoom), students must be on-line during the first regularly scheduled class hour each week [i.e., every Monday @ 3:30 PM] , or credit will not be given. Students must have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection at these times.  

Synchronous: Instruction takes place through live online lectures, some materials available on Canvas
Asynchronous: Instruction take place through pre-recorded lectures and all materials available on Canvas

COURSE TOPICS:
Defining and describing speech; Evolution of speech; Phonological acquisition in children and adults; Speech disorders, Speech and technology (speech synthesis and speech recognition); Applications of phonetics in forensic speech science, teaching, business, and the arts.

Grading

  • Course Participation and Engagement [incl. 10 hours of synchronous content with Zoom] 10%
  • On-line synchronous Quizzes [Canvas] 30%
  • On-line synchronous Midterm Examination [Canvas] 30%
  • Final Assignment 30%

NOTES:

Linguistics program students cannot count this course towards their breadth requirements unless in joint or double majors, extended minor, or double minors program.

This course may be applied towards the Certificate in The Linguistics of Speech Science.

Please note that  a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.  

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.  

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities (778-782-3112 or csdo@sfu.ca).

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

REQUIRED SOFTWARE:
Praat: doing phonetics by computer. Available free at < https://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/>.

REQUIRED READING:

Applying phonetics: The science of speech in everyday life
Munro, M. J. (2020); Wiley-Blackwell  
ISBN: 978-1119164548

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).