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Department of Linguistics

LING398: Phonetics: Transcription and Theory: Semester 1 2012

Reading List

Required Reading

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

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

Topics and Suggested Study Timetable

The following is a suggested timetable for your study in LING398. The timetable follows on-campus week numbers. The date in the brackets is the Monday of each week and should not be confused with due dates for the various assignments.

There are numerous resources to help you with concept and theory development as well as the attainment of transcription skills. The unit requires the parallel development of both concepts and skills so each week you will be engaged in theory and practice.

Resources for theory are labeled A and B Resources for skill based learning are labelled C and D.

A. Refers to the relevant sections in the textbook.

B. Refers to the theory based webpages.

C. Refers to Tutorial web resources or textbook transcription notes

D. Refers to Textbook Exercises. This is the minimum set of exercises. You are encouraged to complete more than the minimum in order to develop transcription proficiency. All solutions to the transcription exercises are given in the textbook.

iLectures (ECHO360) will be recorded for LING217 which contains some parallel content. LING398 students are invited to share this resource. There are additional Powerpoint presentations downloadable from iLecture most weeks. ilectures are uploaded on Friday afternoon. They should be available for access on Friday evenings.

Some additional tutorial materials are also available. These are labelled C below and can also be found in the table at the end of this page (see below).

Suggested Timetable
Week 1: 27th February   iLecture recorded for week 1: Introduction to Speech Production
    A.   Text sections Chapter 1 & 2.1-2.4
    B.   General Phonetics Web Module: Introduction to Speech Production
    Phonemic Transcription Skill Development Resources
    C.   Transcription Resources: Textbook sections 4.1-4.32
    D.   Exercises 4Ai), 4Aii), Ex4B, 4C, 4D, 4E (click here for audio files)
     
Week 2: 5th March   iLecture recorded for week 2: Consonants
    A.   Text sections 2.5-2.63
    B.   General Phonetics Web Module: Consonants
        IPA Module: IPA
        IPA Module: IPA - Pulmonic Consonants
    Phonemic Transcription Skill Development Resources
    C.   Transcription Resources: Textbook sections 4.4
    D.   Exercises 4F, 4G Set 1, 4HSet1, 4I Set 1 & 2 (click here for audio files)
     
Week 3: 12th March   iLecture recorded for week 3 : Vowels and Vowel Systems
    A.   Text sections 2.7-2.74
    B.   General Phonetics Web Module: Vowels
        General Phonetics Module: Vowel Systems
        IPA Module: Vowels
    Phonemic Transcription Skill Development Resources
    C.   Transcription Resources: Textbook sections 4.5-4.72
    D.   Exercises 4J Set 1, 4Ka, 4La, 4M Set 1, 4Na) (click here for audio files)
     
    Phonemic Transcription I- Exercise 1 Due 16/3/12 10%
     
Week 4: 19th March   iLecture recorded for week 4: Airstream Mechanisms and Laryngeal Features; Complex Articulations
    A.   Text sections 2.64-2.65
    B.   General Phonetics Module: Airstream and Laryngeal Features in Speech Production
        General Phonetics Module: Complex Articulations
        IPA Module: Non-Pulmonic Consonants
        IPA Module: Diacritics
    Phonemic Transcription Skill Development Resources
    C.   Transcription Resources: Textbook sections 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11
    D.   Exercises 4O(a-d) (click here for audio files)
         
Week 5: 26th March   iLecture recorded for week 5: Phonemic Transcription
    Phonemic Transcription Skill Development Resources
    C.   Revise Text Chapter 4
    D.   Prepare transcription of the 'Paul' passage PRIOR to listening to ilecture
         
Week 6: 2nd April   Revision of IPA in preparation for General Phonetics Assignment
    B.   IPA Module: International Phonetic Alphabet
        IPA Module: Pulmonic and Non-Pulmonic Consonants
        IPA Module: Vowels
        IPA Module: Diacritics
     
    General Phonetics Assignment Due 5/4/12 20%
     
Break 9th April   Phonemic Transcription Skill Development Resources
    Revision of Chapter 4 in preparation for Phonemics Transcription Assignment
     
Break 16th April   Revision of IPA in preparation for online IPA transcription test
    B.   IPA Module: International Phonetic Alphabet
        IPA Module: Pulmonic and Non-Pulmonic Consonants
        IPA Module: Vowels
        IPA Module: Diacritics
     
    Phonemic Transcription II Assignment Due 20/4/12 15%
     
Week 7: 23rd April   iLecture recorded for week 7: Phoneme and Allophone/Phonemics
    B.   Phonology Module: Introduction to Phonology
        Phonology Module: Phoneme and Allophone
    C.   Phoneme and Allophone Tutorial Activities
    C.   Phonemics Tutorial Activities
         
    Online IPA transcription test 27/4/12 10%
     
Week 8: 30th April   iLecture recorded for week 8: Coarticulation
    B.   General Phonetics Module: Coarticulation
    B.   Phonology Module: Distinctive Features
    C.   Coarticulation Tutorial Activities
         
Week 9: 7th May   iLecture recorded for week 9: Syllable and Foot
    A.   Text Chapter 3
    B.   Phonology Module: The Syllable and the Foot
    C.   Syllable Tutorial Activities
    Phonetic Transcription Skill Development Resources
    C.   Transcription Resources: Textbook sections 5.1-5.2.3
    D.   Exercises 5A Sets 1 & 2 (click here for audio files)
     
Week 10: 14th May   Revision of Phonemic Analysis and Phonology Topics in preparation for Phonology Assignment
     
    Phonology Assignment Due 18/5/12 25%
     
Week 11: 21st May   Phonetic Transcription Skill Development Resources
    C.   Transcription Resources: Textbook sections 5.2.9-5.3 -5.4
    D.   Exercises 5Gix) -4Na), c), d) (click here for audio files)
     
Week 12: 28th May   Phonetic Transcription Skill Development Resources
    iLecture recorded for week 11: Phonetic Transcription
    C.   Revise Chapter 5
    C.   Read Chapter 6
    D.   Prepare North Wind Passage PRIOR to listening to ilecture
     
Week 13: 4th June   iLecture recorded for week 12: The Phonology of Intonation
    B.   Phonology Module:The Phonology of Intonation
         
    Phonetic Transcription Assignment Due 8/6/12 20%
     
     

Tutorials

Theory Tutorials

The links below for the theory tutorials and solutions that should be read in conjunction with the relevant topic notes provided above.

Week
Tutorial  Solution
7
Phoneme and Allophone Phoneme and Allophone Solution
7
Phonemics Phonemics Solution
8
Coarticulation Coarticulation Solution
9
Syllable and Word Syllable and Word Solution