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This course follows on from second-year phonetics and phonology, covering selected advanced topics and current research in phonetics and phonological theory.
This course focuses on phonetic and phonological variability, with special emphasis on multimodal speech. We explore the many factors that condition speech production and perception, including the sound's phonetic nature, communication context, as well as multimodal perception (auditory, visual, somatosensory). In addition, we address the question of why variability occurs in the first place and how it shapes sound patterns. In doing so, we will critically examine theoretical approaches of speech production and perception. Throughout the course, students will get hands-on experience discovering variable patterns and their conditioning factors, using acoustics, speech airflow, and ultrasound imaging of the tongue.Prerequisite LING212
As a student in this course you will acquire skills in: Critical reading and writing, problem solving, research design, data collection, and presentation, and doing phonetic and phonological analysis. You will also get a basic introduction to statistics and data visualization.You will also have the opportunity to practice presenting your research, and should be able to put together a well reasoned and clearly presented short presentation using PowerPoint.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $1,687.00
International fee $7,900.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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