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

 

 

4

January 30

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 6

Cardinal Vowel System

 

IPA Chart

 

Playable Vowels

Running (away from?)  Speech

 

VOT

 

My VOT

 

Postess

 

My Postess

 

Vowel Nasalization

 

Flapping

 

Lateral Fricatives

 

More

6

February 13

Universality, Distinctiveness, and Segmentalism

 

 

Review and Collect Thoughts

 

 

MID-TERM I

7

February 20

Transcription Review

Transcription Exam 1

Acoustic Representation

8

February 27

Source-Filter Theory

Harmonic Sounds

Finding Source Characteristics

 

Varied Source, Fixed Filter

 

Varied Filter, Two Different Sources

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