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

Week/Beginning

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

1

January 9

 

Introduction and Logistics

 

Physico-linguistics

 

Hallway Acoustics

 

Representing Dynamic Events

 

Spectrograms

 

Audio

 

2

January 16

 

NO CLASSES

 

The Basic Transcription System

 

Online Chart

 

IPA Keyboard

 

 

Hardware

 

 

 

Sagittal Diagram

 

3

January 23

 

The Consonant System

 

 

Consonant Additions  & the Basic Vowel System

 

Consonant Problem 1

 

Vowel Examples

 

 

Problems with Transcription

 

Software:

 

Audacity

 

Praat & Wavesurfer

 

4

January 30

 

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

 

 

 

Transcribing Vowels

 

Vowel Articulation

 

Real Height & Backness

 

 

Vowel Articulation and Acoustics

 

Articulatory Classification

 

Competing Structures

 

5

February 6

 

Cardinal Vowel System

 

IPA Chart

 

Playable Vowels

 

 

Universality, Distinctiveness, and Segmentalism

 

IPA Principles

 

Running (away from?)  Speech

 

 

6

February 13

 

Details

 

VOT

 

My VOT

 

Postess

 

My Postess

 

Vowel Nasalization

 

Flapping

 

Lateral Fricatives

 

 

Review and Collect Thoughts

 

 

 

MID-TERM I

7

February 20

 

Transcription Review

 

Transcription Exam 1

 

Adjusting Spectrograms

 

 

Acoustic Research

8

February 27

 

Source-Filter Theory

 

Harmonic Sounds

 

Varied Source, Fixed Filter

 

Varied Filter, Two Different Sources

 

 

Finding Source Characteristics

 

 

9

March 6

 

Acoustics of a Uniform Tube

 

Perturbation Theory

 

Perturbation Theory Image

 

 

Summary Overview

 

SPRING

BREAK

 

10

March 20

 

Consonant Manner

 

Manner Differences

 

Other Spectral Differences

 

Labial Transitions

 

Coronal Transitions

 

Velar Transitions

 

 

Reading Spectrograms

11

March 27

 

Funny Obstruents

 

IPA Chart

 

IPA Principles

 

 

Review

 

 

 

MID-TERM II

 

 

12

April 3

 

Fricatives and Gutturals

 

Fricatives

 

Funny Sonorants

 

Trills

 

Rhotics

 

English Rhotic

 

 

 

Muscular Coordination-> Getting Force

 

13

April 10

 

Aerodynamics and the Lungs

 

Laryngeal Hardware -> Making it Audible

 

Voicing & Glottally Controlled Contrasts

 

14

April 17

 

Airstream Mechanisms – More Ways to Make Noise

 

Khoisan example

 

Khoisan systems

 

 

Review

 

Transcription Exam 2

15

April 24

 

English Intonation

 

Examples

 

 

Wrapping up Assignments

 

Review

 

Things to review for this Friday

 

Exam

May 5

 

12:45 pm:  FINAL EXAM

 

 Symbol Practice