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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2007

E 382J • Intro. to the Phonology of English

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36155 MW
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
PAR 210
Underwood

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the phonetics and phonology of the English language. The focus of the course is descriptive rather than theoretical. Topics include the following:

  • Speech production mechanism and processes
  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • English Consonants
  • English Vowels
  • Syllables and Stress
  • Phonotactics
  • Patterns of Intonation
  • Major accent systems of English
  • Phonetics and phonology of learners of English as a second language
  • Pronunciation and English spelling

Texts

Garn-Nun, Pamela G., and James M. Lynn. Calvert's Descriptive Phonetics, 3rd ed. New York: Thieme, 2004.

Kreidler, Charles W. The Pronunciation of English, 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

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