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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Spring 2005


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45785 F
12:00 PM-3:00 PM
BEN 1.118

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the understanding of current issues in Spanish phonology from an experimental perspective.

The course will have three parts. First, we will read editorials and articles that point at state-of-the -art issues in phonology, and describe the aspects in which phonology is becoming more experimental. Secondly, we will study the main concepts of articulatory and acoustic phonetics in Spanish, and we will understand the basics of experimental design. In the last part of the course, we will read, understand, and discuss recent research articles on Spanish phonology that take an experimental perspective.

Grading Policy

1. Exam on phonetics and experimental design 30% 2. Presentation of one research paper 15% 3. Bibliography on a current research topic 15% 4. Paper discussing a current issue on experimental phonology 40%


We will use several books and research articles, which I will place on reserve. Students will be able to read them and photocopy the readings. Books: Alcoba, Santiago (2000). La expression oral. Ariel Practicum, Ariel: Barcelona. Denes, P. and Pinson, E. (1973). The speech chain. Anchor Press: New York. Face, Timothy (2004). Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology. Mouton de Gruyter:Berlin and New York. Gil Fernández (2000). Panorama de la fonología española actual. Arco Libros: Madrid. Martínez celdrán, E. (1994). Fonética. Teide:Barcelona. Núñez cedeño, R. and Morales-Front, A. (1999). Fonología contemporánea de la lengua española. Georgetown University Press: Washington DC. Pickett, J.M. (1998). The acoustics of speech communication: Fundamentals, speech perception theory and technology. Allyn and Bacon: Needhan Height: MA. Quilis, A. y Fernández, J. (1996). Curso de fonética y fonología españolas. Consejo superior de Investigaciones Científicas: Madrid. Quilis, A. (1993). Tratado de fonología y fonética españolas. Gredos: Madrid Quilis, A. (1988). Fonética acústica de la lengua española. Gredos: Madrid.


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