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   ENS101G Phonetics I - Course Schedule, Autumn 2008
Pétur Knútsson

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Week

Reading

 Workbook and CD tracks

 webpages

slides

ASSIGNMENTS
Guidelines
assignments log

1

3 Sep


Roach
2
3.1

Wells
3.1

1. VOWELS
1.1
Lax vowels
1.2 Tense vowels

CD 1 tracks:
1  2  3  4 
5  6  7  8

RP or GA?
L1 and L2
 
 
Introduction (1)
Introduction (2)

Slideshow on RP, GA, International English
Exercise 0

slide on exercise 0

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Class video, first week, session 1.   Class video, first week, session 2.

2

10 Sep

 

Roach
3.2
3.3
5

Wells 3.1
Diphthongs
2.2
2.3

1.3 Diphthongs

CD 1 tracks:
9  10  11  12

VOWELS
LAX VOWELS

 
Slide on Vowels and consonants
Slide on lax vowels
 
Exercise 1

slide on exercise 1

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Class video, seond week, session 1.   Class video, second week, session 2.
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3

17 Sep



  Wells
Short vowel, long vowel
Voiced and voiceless
Clipping

1.4 Vowel length
1.4.1 Lax vowels are always short
1.4.2 Clipping

CD 1 tracks:
13  14

TENSE VOWELS
DIPHTHONGS  
British and American vowels 
summary
PHONEMES 
A note on American phonology
BATH words
STRUT and LOT
VOWEL LENGTH
Lax vowels are always short
Clipping

Slide on tense vowels
Vowels summary
Diphthongs

British and American vowels
 

Excercise 2
TONS of ROCK
STRUT and
LOT words  

Exercise 3
FANCY DANCES
BATH words 

quick video on these exercises

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4
 
24 Sep


Roach
9

Wells
3.1
3.3
Stress

1.5 Weak vowels
1.5.1 Stressed and unstressed syllables
1.5.2 The weak vowel

1.5.3
as a weak vowel
1.5.4 Tensing of
and

CD 1 tracks:
15  16  17  18  19
20  21  22  23

WEAK VOWELS

Stressed and unstressed syllables 

The weak vowel ('schwa') 

as a weak vowel 

Tensing of and  

Phonemes
Vowel Length (Note: this is not quite the same slide as I used in class. I'll discuss the differences next week.)
 
Exercise 4

Workbook excercise:
Exercise 8, p.13,
CD track 1-
12,
answers p. 51-2.
 

(No preview video for 4th week. Check out exercises 2,3 and 4)
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5

1 Oct

 

Roach
4

Wells
3.2
Articulation
Aspiration
Glottal stop
T-voicing
Voiced and voiceless

Note on Wells's LPD

2 CONSONANTS
2.1 Plosives (Stops)
2.1.1 Plosives at the beginning of words
2.1.2 Plosives at the end of words
2.1.3 Plosives in the middle of words
2.1.4 Icelandic preaspiration
2.1.5 Icelandic unvoicing

CD2 tracks:
1 2  3  4   5   6

CONSONANTS 

PLOSIVES (STOPS)
 

Voicing (fortis & lenis
 

Icelandic preaspiration

Icelandic unvoicing

stress and weak vowels
Introductory slide on consonants: plosives
Exercise 5
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6

8 Oct

 

 

Roach
6

Wells
3.2

2.2 Fricatives and affricates
2.2.1 Sibilants
2.2.2  h

CD2 tracks:
7   8  9  10  11  12
13  14   15   16  17

Fricatives and affricates
 
Sibilants

s/z and inflections
 
Glottal fricative: h


fortis and lenis
fricatives
sibilants

Assignment 1
Exercise 6

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7

15 Oct
 

Reading week - no class
two short videos:
VOT (summary) from last year     -s endings - RULES from last year

8

22 Oct

 

 

Roach
7

Wells
3.2
Syllabic consonants

2.3 Nasals
2.3.1 Bilabial, alveolar and velar nasals
2.3.2 Syllabic n
2.4 The lateral: l
2.4.1 Light l
2.4.2 Unvoiced l
2.4.3 Dark l
2.4.4 Syllabic l

CD2 tracks:
18   19  20  21  22
23   24  25  26  27

Nasals
The lateral: l
Light l when followed by a vowel or [j]
Unvoiced l following p or k
Dark l when no vowel follows
Syllabic consonants
nasals
the lateral
Assignment 2

Answers to
Assignment 2

Exercise 7
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9

29 Oct

 

 

Roach
7

Wells
3.2
Liquids
R-liaison

(For -ed, see track 22 on CD 3)

2.5 Postalveolar approximant
2.5.1 Prevocalic
2.5.2 Rhotic and non-rhotic accents
2.5.3 Linking
2.5.4 Unvoiced r
2.5.5 Affrication of tr and dr

CD2 tracks:
28  29  30  31  32  33

-ed inflections


Approximants

Postalveolar approximant: r

Prevocalic r

Rhotic and non-rhotic accents

Linking r

Unvoiced r following p t or k

-s and-ed
 
approximants
  r
Exercise 8
 
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10

5 Nov

Roach
7

Wells
3.2

2.6 Glides:j,w
2.6.2 tj, dj
2.6.3 Bilabial approximant
2.6.4 w and wh

CD2 tracks:
34  35  36  37  38

Glides: j, w ( and r again)
 

Affrication of tj, dj

 Bilabial approximant

w and wh

v and w
Unvoicing of r,l,j,w  after fortis plosives
glides
segmental, suprasegmental, prosodic
text

Assignment 3

Statement about complaints in Composition.
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11

12 Nov

 

Roach
9
12

 

3 SENTENCE STRESS AND WEAK FORMS
3.1 Placement of sentence stress.

CD3 tracks:
1   2
 

SENTENCE STRESS AND WEAK FORMS

Sentence Stress

Isochrony 

Weak & strong vowels again


word stress
sentence stresses

 
extra transcription exercises
 
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Second session with sound

Finding sentence stresses

12

19 Nov
 

Roach
12 

3.2 Weak forms
3.2.1 Weak forms with

(a,b,c,d,e)
3.2.2 Weakforms with
/
3.2.3 Weak forms which drop h

CD3 tracks:
3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
11  12  13  14  15
16  17  18  19 
20  21  22

Placement of sentence stress


Weak forms

Look-up table of weak forms

placement of sentence stress
weak forms
 
Assignment 4
deadline: Wednesday 3 December
 
remarks on plagiarism, Google, and grandmothers (video of beginning of lecture)
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13

26 Nov

Revision and consolidation

Exam 2006 Answers
Exam 2007 Answers
unedited screen this week
final slide: examination

Questions and answers ...
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Final Exam Answers
final exams returned

 

                        

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