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Department of Linguistics

LING217: Phonetics and Phonology - Topics (2012)

Reading List

Required Reading

Cox, F. (2012) Australian English: Pronunciation and Transcription, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Audio files for the text can be found here.

Mannell, R., Cox, F., & Harrington, J. (2008), An introduction to phonetics and phonology, Macquarie University.

Please note:

  • These two resources complement each other and both are required. The links in the lecture table below are links to topics within the on-line teaching-learning resource and to sound files associated with the textbook.

Recommended Reading

Clark, J., Yallop, C., & Fletcher, J. (2007), An introduction to phonetics and phonology, Blackwell (3rd edition).

Ladefoged, P. and Johnson, K. (2010), A course in phonetics, 6th edition, Thomas Wadsworth, Boston.

  • You can read this if you wish (and its recommended that you do so), BUT you must understand that the descriptive phonetic transcriptions mostly relate to American English (not Australian English) and should not be used as a guide in any transcription assessment.

Hayes, B. (2008) Introductory Phonology, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.

An important resource for studying Australian English is the Australian Voices Website

Timetables

Lecture Timetable

Lectures are held on Fridays from 3-5 pm.
Recordings of the lectures will be available via iLecture (ECHO360) but we recommend that you attend the lectures as it can be difficult to follow ilectiures when phonetic symbols are being discussed.

Week
Week Beginning Topic
Lecturer
1
27 Feb Introduction to Speech Production
RM
2
5 March Consonants
FC
3
12 March Vowels and Vowel Systems
FC
4
19 March Airstream Mechanisms and Complex Articulations
FC
5
26th March Phonemic Transcription
FC
6
2 April No Lecture - Public holiday
Break
9 April  
7
23 April Phoneme/Allophone - Phonemics
RM
8
30 April Coarticulation
RM
9
7 May Syllable and Foot
RM
10
14 May Feature Theory
RM
11
21 May Phonetic Transcription
FC
12
28 May Intonation
RM
13
4 June Review
RM

Lecturers: FC = Felicity Cox, RM = Robert Mannell

Tutors: LB = Linda Buckley

Tutorial Timetable

TUTORIALS COMMENCE IN WEEK 2

Compulsory Attendance at Tutorials: Each student will attend one tutorial per week. Attendance at tutorials is compulsory and students are requred to attend at least 80% of the tutorials.

Tutorials

The links, below, for the tutorials should be read in conjunction with the relevant topic notes provided above. Students should also read the relevant lecture topics before each tutorial.

Tutors and Tutorial Times

RM = Robert Mannell, FC = Felicity Cox

Tutorial
Day:
Thursday 11:00am RM X5B134
Thursday 12:00noon RM W5C309
Thursday 1:00pm RM W6B345
Friday 12:00noon LB W6B315
Friday 1:00pm LB X5B039

 

Week
Week Beginning Tutorial  Solution
1
27 Feb No tutorials  
2
5 March Phonemic Transcription - Introduction  
3
12 March Phonemic Transcription - Stress  
4
19 March Phonemic Transcription - Syllabics, Connected, /t/
5
26 March Phonemic Transcription - Assimilation, Elision, Voicing, Tips  
6
2 April No tutorials  
Mid Semester Break
9 April    
7
23 April IPA: Pulmonic Consonants, IPA: Vowels, IPA: Non-pulmonic consonants, IPA:Diacritics  
8
30 April Phoneme and Allophone Phoneme and Allophone Solution
9
7 May Phonetic Transcription - Aspiration, stop release, /t/  
10
14 May Phonetic Transcription - Devoicing, Assimilation, Syllabics, /l/  
11
21 May Phonetic Transcription - /h/, Gemination, Labialisation, Vowels, Tips  
12
28 May Coarticulation, Syllable and Word Coarticulation Solution, Syllable and Word Solution
13
4 June Phonemics (Phoneme/Allophone) Phonemics Solution