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Phonetics II: Prosody
English MA Seminar A
Pétur Knútsson,
Autumn 2011

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Week Date class

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31 Aug  (Lesson cancelled.)
Focus of this seminar: oral presentations.

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  7 Sep
  • Be ready to present and discuss your BA thesis (informally: not a Power Point show!)
  • Discussion: the focus of your BA studies

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14 Sep Assignment 1 prepared and discussed (summarize and present a theoretical article)

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21 Sep Teacher abroad
University Library, computer lab (tölvuver) on 3rd floor, 11.40-12.40. Introiduction to advanced search engines.

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28 Sep Teacher abroad

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  5 Oct Teacher abroad
Assignment 1 due: summarize and quote a theoretical article

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12 Oct Make-up class for teacher's absence.  Various points arising from your first assignmnet.
This is the file  with my comments

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19 Oct Gudelines for Power Point
The Great Power Point Conspiracy

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26 Oct Assignment 2 due: apply theory to relevant work
recoding, 3 sonnets. I've fixed tha audio up to a point, but the Modigliani look is a fixture. However, I know how to avoid it in the next recording!

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 2 Nov Final presentation: Grétar, Íris. (I suggest you right-click and "Save Target As" ont o your desktop - this allows you to skip backwards and forwards in the video.)
Grétar: John Gower  Grétar's slides
Íris: Visualising Shakespeare  Íris's slides
Unedited video of the whole session (includes questions and answers)
Screen capture of the whole session (better sound and slides)

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9 Nov Final presentation: Ásdís, María Rosaria, Hrafnhildur
Maria Rosaria: Contemporary Irish Theatre Maía Rosaria's slides
María Rosaria's comments on Grétar's and Íris's presentations
Ásdís: The Harlem Renaissance 
Ásdís's slides
Hrafnhildur: Dickens and Gaskell  Hrafnhildur's slides
Screen capture of the whole session (better sound and slides - also note from Pétur on this web site))

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16 Nov timetable for Masters' and Doctor's Symposium on Friday
Final presentation: Kolbrún, Sigurlaug, Þorgerður
Kolbrún: Toni Morrison  Kolbrún's slides
Sigurlaug; Beckett and Dick  Sigurlaug's slides
Screen capture of the whole session (better sound and slides)

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23 Nov María Rosaria's comments on Ásdís, Hrafnhildur and Sigurlaug
Final presentation: Þorgerður
Þorgerður: Thoreau  Þorgerður's slides
Final discussion

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