Calendar.  Below is an updated calendar for the term, with links to resources for each day. 

Week/Beginning

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

1

January 11

Introduction and Logistics

Physico-linguistics

 

Hallway Acoustics

Representing Dynamic Events

 

Spectrograms

 

Audio

 

2

January 18

NO CLASSES

Hardware

 

 

 

Sagittal Diagram

 

The Basic Transcription System

 

Online Chart

 

IPA Keyboard

 

3

January 25

The Consonant System

 

Consonant Additions  & the Basic Vowel System

 

Consonant Problem 1

 

Vowel Examples

 

 

Problems with Transcription

 

 

4

February 1

Transcribing Vowels

 

Vowel Articulation

 

Real Height & Backness

 

 

Vowel Articulation and Acoustics

 

 

Articulatory Classification

 

Competing Structures

 

 

Eyes as Ears: a Reason Why Acoustics is (are?) Cool

 

Software:

 

Audacity

 

Praat & Wavesurfer

 

5

February 8

Cardinal Vowel System

 

IPA Chart

 

Playable Vowels

Running (away from?)  Speech

 

VOT

 

My VOT

 

Postess

 

My Postess

 

Vowel Nasalization

 

Flapping

 

Lateral Fricatives

 

Other Aspects of Vowels

6

February 15

Universality, Distinctiveness, and Segmentalism

 

Playable Vowels

 

Review and Collect Thoughts

 

 

MID-TERM I

7

February 22

Transcription discussion & Go over exam

Transcription Exam 1

 

Principles of the IPA

 

IPA Principles

 

Funny Obstruents

 

IPA Chart

 

8

February 29

Notso Funny Obstruents

 

 

Fricatives and Gutturals

 

Fricatives

Funny Sonorants

 

Trills

 

Rhotics

 

English Rhotic

 

 

9

March 7

Muscular Coordination-> Getting Force

 

Aerodynamics and the Lungs

Laryngeal Hardware -> Making it Audible

 

SPRING

BREAK

 

10

March 21

Voicing & Glottally Controlled Contrasts

 

Aerodynamics & Glottal Contrasts

Airstream Mechanisms – More Ways to Make Noise

 

Khoisan example

 

Khoisan systems

 

11

March 28

Review of System

Transcription Exam 2

MID-TERM II

 

Symbol Practice

12

April 5

Acoustics Overview

Harmonic Sounds

Finding Source Characteristics

 

Varied Source, Fixed Filter

 

Varied Filter, Two Different Sources

13

April 11

Filter Characteristics and Formants

Finding Filter Characteristics in Vowels

Perturbation Theory

 

Perturbation Theory Image

14

April 18

Consonant Manner

 

Manner Differences

Other Spectral Differences

 

Labial Transitions

 

Coronal Transitions

 

Velar Transitions

 

Reading Spectrograms

15

April 25

English Intonation

 

Examples

 

Wrapping up Assignments

Review

 

Things to review for this Friday

Exam

 

 

May 6

8:00 am:  FINAL EXAM