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Phonetics and phonology

Course Code :2007FLWTLE
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Jo Verhoeven

3. Course contents *

The course starts with an exploration of the articulatory phonetic description of speech sound variability of languages in the world, mainly against the background of Laver's general phonetic taxonomy (Laver, 1994). This will consist of a detailed discussion of speech production, airstream mechanisms, phonation and articulation in terms of constriction type, constriction location and various other aspects of articulation. In addition, there will be an additional focus on the co-ordination between speech sounds. Against this general phonetic framework it will be explored how these dimensions are used in different languages of the world so that students learn to appreciate which features of sound systems are relatively unique, and which are relatively common. Besides this phonetic perspective, it will be explored which phonetic features of speech sounds play an essential role in the phonological organisation of the sound systems generally.