Spring 2020 - LING 290 D100

The Science of Speech (3)

Class Number: 3148

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
    AQ 5037, Burnaby

    We 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
    AQ 5037, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 22, 2020
    8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    AQ 5016, 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:

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

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 10%
  • Anatomy/physiology Quiz 10%
  • Midterm Examination I 25%
  • Midterm Examination II 25%
  • Final Examination 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.

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 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:

There are no required texts for this course. However, a wide selection of required reading materials will be used. These are freely available through the SFU Library.
All students are required to obtain an iClicker (both older and newer models are acceptable) which is to be brought to every class.

Additional required readings will be available for download and through the SFU Library  

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