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LING2004 Phonetics: Describing sounds (Core)

Dr. Jonathan Yip

Introductory Course (4-year curriculum)/Senior course (3-year curriculum). Sem 1 , 6 credits
Venue: CPD-LG.08, Wednesday, 10:30-12:20

Course Description

Phonetics studies the sounds of speech, as a topic in itself and as a basis for studying other levels of language structure such as Phonology and Morphology. This course focuses on articulatory phonetics; the speech mechanism; the description and classification of sounds of languages; sounds in context; prosodic features; tone and intonation; and practical work.


LING1001 (3-year curriculum); LING1000 (4-year curriculum)

Course Details

Syllabus Distributed during the first class meeting
Assessment A combination of assignments, exams and practical tests.
Tutorials To be determined by the end of the second week.
Textbook: Ladefoged & Johnson. A Course in Phonetics, International Edition (with CD-ROM), 6th Edition. (available in the bookstore




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