Summer 2023 - LING 330 B100

Phonetics (3)

Class Number: 1450

Delivery Method: Blended


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    WMC 3255, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    LING 282W; or LING 221 and any lower division W course.



A survey of methods of speech sound description and transcription.


An introduction to the study of phonetics. Course topics include speech anatomy and physiology, acoustic phonetics and computer analysis of speech, speech perception, and applications of speech research.

MODE OF INSTRUCTION: Blended Intersession course (May 8 - June 19, 2023)

MODE OF DELIVERY: In-person lecture (110 minutes, Mondays 2:30-4:20pm), Asynchronous online component. 

PLATFORM USED: Canvas for announcements, distribution of critical materials and assignment submission.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Laptop/desktop/tablet, Internet


  • Assignments, quizzes, and participation 40%
  • Projects 60%


There is no Final Exam for this course.

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 requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (, 778-782-3112) 



Reetz, H., & Jongman, A. (2020). Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN-10 : 1118712951, ISBN-13 : 978-1118712955 


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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:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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.


Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.