Summer 2019 - LING 290 D100

The Science of Speech (3)

Class Number: 5362

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    BLU 10021, Burnaby

    Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 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. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

LING 290 provides 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 forensics, teaching, business, and the arts.

COURSE ORGANIZATION: Classes will consist of lectures, exercises, demonstrations and discussions.

COURSE TOPICS: Defining and describing speech; Variability in speech; Relating speech and technology (recording, synthesis, and speech recognition); Applications of phonetics in forensic work, teaching, business, and the arts

Grading

  • Participation and assignments 25%
  • Midterm Examination I 25%
  • Midterm Examination II 25%
  • Midterm Examination III 25%
  • No Final Exam

NOTES:

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

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities at http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/undergraduate/student-resources/department-standards.html#main_content_text
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 Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca).
 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Phonetics for Dummies, Katz, William F., Wiley & Sons, 2013, ISBN: 9781118505083
Other required readings will be available for download via the Canvas course website  

Registrar Notes:

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

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS