Fall 2022 - LING 290 B100

The Science of Speech (3)

Class Number: 3558

Delivery Method: Blended

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    BLU 10021, 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. Open to all students. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to 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 in such diverse areas as clinical linguistics, forensics, language teaching, business, and the arts.

COURSE ORGANIZATION:

Course material includes in-person lectures and discussions, exercises, demonstrations and on-line materials. Attendance at on-campus sessions is a  course requirement, and credit will be give.

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, languge teaching, business, and the arts.

REQUIRED SOFTWARE:

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

MODE OF INSTRUCTION: Blended

MODE OF DELIVERY: In-person meetings on campus (18 hours), online recorded lectures and tutorials

PLATFORMS USED: Canvas

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Laptop, earbuds or headphones for listening tasks, internet access

Grading

  • Participation and Engagement 10%
  • Quizzes 25%
  • Midterm Examination I 25%
  • Midterm Examination II 25%
  • Group Assignment 15%
  • No Final Exam

NOTES:

Proceeds from textbook sales to linguistics students are donated to a student-oriented charity. Additional required readings will be assigned. These are freely available through the SFU Library.

­­­­­­­­­NOTE: 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.

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

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Munro, M. J. (2021). Applying Phonetics: The Science of Speech in Everyday Life. Wiley-Blackwell.
ISBN: 978-1119164548

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