By the completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. Describe the sound system of English. 2. Describe the suprasegmental features of English. 3. Compare and contrast the sound systems of English and Japanese. 4. Collect phonetic data to use them in theses.
This course is designed for students who will write their theses on phonetics and phonology. We will read a number of articles related to the topics students are working on. Topics in the first semester include intonation, gender and politeness, foreign-accent, and stylistic differences. All students are required to critically review the articles and actively participate in class discussions. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to techniques for creating an outline and collecting data for academic papers on phonetics and phonology.
Reading materials will be distributed in class.
Practical Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students. 2nd ed. (B. Collins and I. M. Mees. 2008. Routledge.) Gimson's Pronunciation of English. 7th ed. (A. Cruttenden. 2008. Hodder Education.) The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics. (S. Miyagawa and M. Saito eds. 2008. Oxford University Press.) The Sounds of Japanese. (T. Vance. 2009. Cambridge University Press.)
Preliminary reading and active participation in class discussions
Attendance, reading assignments, oral presentation, and term paper
１．Introduction ２．Intonation: Upspeak (1) ３．Intonation: Upspeak (2) ４．Discussion on thesis outline (1) ５．Discussion on thesis outline (2) ６．Gender, politeness and pronunciation (1) ７．Gender, politeness and pronunciation (2) ８．Japanese-accented English (1) ９．Japanese-accented English (2) 10．Characteristics of formal speech (1) 11．Characteristics of formal speech (2) 12．Preparation for presentation 13．Presentation (1) 14．Presentation (2) 15．Presentation (3)
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