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

Summer 2005

SPN 346 • Practical Phonetics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
89095 MTWThF
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
PAR 306

Course Description

The course is designed to teach students how to write phonetic transcriptions (using IPA symbols) in order to understand the sounds and patterns of spoken Spanish, including regional variations. Students also look at major differences between English and Spanish and work on their own pronunciation of Spanish.

Grading Policy

The final grade is based on the percentage of total points earned (A=90+, B=80+, C=70+, D=60+). 200 pts Tests (4 x 50 pts) 400 pts Transcription Exercises (20 x 20 pts) 100 pts Final Exam (1 x 100 pts) 50 pts Attendance (50 pts - 5 pts per day missed) 750 pts TOTAL


All course materials will be accessible online from my homepage (see URL: ). These materials include video recordings from various locations in Latin America and Spain that students transcribe phonetically.


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