May 23, 2024  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LING 304 - Experimental Phonetics

What is sound and how do linguists study it?  This course is an introduction to basic acoustics and experimental procedures in linguistics.  We learn how to quantify the speech signal (using Praat software) to answer questions about human speech sounds. Students will have a chance to learn about their own speech through in-class activities, such as plotting their vowel space, measuring their pitch range, and determining how they produce consonants by conducting static palatography (a procedure where the tongue is “painted” to learn more about articulation). Students will conduct their own linguistic research based on a language/dialect of their choice. Prerequisite(s): LING 100  or LING 104  . Alternate fall semesters. (4 Credits)