Course: LING 506. Foundational Concepts of Phonetics and Phonology (3)

This course introduces graduate students in Linguistics and TESL to key concepts from the fields of phonetics and phonology. The phonetics component of the course focuses on the articulatory description and classification of speech sounds and provides practice in using the International Phonetic Alphabet. The phonology component of the course examines speech sounds as linguistic units that are organized in a grammatical system. Students learn to recognize patterns in the distribution of sounds in data sets from various languages and gain insight into the nature of the sound systems of human languages and its correlation with native and non-native speech perception and production.