By the completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. Examine the connection between English sounds and spelling. 2. Describe and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of phonics instructions. 3. Design exercises and activities using phonics rules.
This course is designed for students who are interested in phonetics and phonology. The main topic of the semester is English sounds and spelling. English does not seem to have a one-to-one correlation between letters and sounds. We will discuss the historical background that resulted in the irregularity of the present orthographic system and explore the scope for regularity. We will also study phonics -the method of teaching reading through the connection between sounds and spelling. We will practice designing exercises and activities using phonics rules.
English Spelling. (Edward Carney. 1997. Routledge.)
The English Writing System. (Vivian Cook. 2004. Arnold.) Phonics in Proper Perspective. 10th ed. (Arthur W. Heilman. 2006. Pearson Education.) Gimson's Pronunciation of English. 7th edition. (Alan Cruttenden. 2008. Hodder Education.) 『英語音声学』（竹林滋．1996. 研究社）
Preliminary reading and active participation in class discussions
Attendance, reading assignments, oral presentation, and term paper
１．Introduction ２．Speaking and writing ３．Phonemes and minimal pairs ４．Historical sound changes ５．Vowel rules (1) ６．Vowel rules (2) ７．Consonant rules (1) ８．Consonant rules (2) ９．Affixes 10．Spelling differences between dialects 11．Advantages and disadvantages of phonics instruction (1) 12．Advantages and disadvantages of phonics instruction (2) 13．Presentation (1): Exercises and activities using phonics rules 14．Presentation (2): Exercises and activities using phonics rules 15．Presentation (3): Exercises and activities using phonics rules
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