Fall 2021 - LING 411 D100

Topics in Applied Phonetics (3)

Class Number: 1716

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    LING 321 or 330, and 9 additional units of upper division Linguistics.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Application of principles from phonetics to a number of practical problems in such areas as second language learning and teaching, forensics, communications, commerce and the arts.

COURSE DETAILS:

An overview of research and applications in contemporary forensic phonetics. We will read and discuss a selection of original journal articles covering voice analysis and description, earwitness testimony, forensic voice comparison, vocal disguise, content determination, and Bayesian logic. We will also examine research designs used in forensic speech investigations, and gain experience analyzing data and presenting it effectively.

Grading

  • Attendance, participation and engagement (includes iClicker questions) 10%
  • Short analysis assignments (group work) 10%
  • Quizzes 30%
  • Term Project 25%
  • Midterm Exam (Essay style) 25%
  • No Final Exam

NOTES:

DEPARTMENTAL NOTES:

Enrollment restrictions in LING 300 and 400 level courses: 70-75% of the seats are reserved for declared LING/COGS Major, Joint Major, and Honours program student and 25-30% for Extended Minor program students only until open enrollment begins on July 26, 2021.


It is strongly recommended that you see the Student Advisor regarding your degree requirements at least two semesters before you plan to graduate.  Unless you meet both faculty and major/minor requirements, your graduation cannot be approved.

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities at http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/undergraduate/standards.html.

Please note 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 Accessible Learning(caladmin@sfu.ca).

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Working knowledge of English phonetic transcription (IPA) is required of all registrants.

The instructor strongly recommends that students have LING 330. For those who do, the instructor is willing to waive the additional 9 upper division LING units. Those who have LING 321 but not 330 must have the additional 9 upper division LING units.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

  • Students are required to obtain an iClicker (both older and newer models are acceptable) which is to be brought to every class.
  • Students are required to participate in group work (for credit) and all must have access to a computer (Mac, Windows or Linux) with spreadsheet software for analysis assignments.

REQUIRED READING:

  • Although there are no required textbooks, a number of readings (available on-line) will be assigned.

 


Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.

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.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

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 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.