SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentFreshman Class A, Department of English Freshman Class B, Department of English
Course NameArticulatory Phonetics
InstructorSAH WEN-HUI
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Week 1

Introduction to the course/ Basic Concepts of Phonetics

Week 2

The Systems of Speech Production; Recording

Week 3

Classification of Vowels and Diphthongs/ FOP 2-4

Week 4

Classification of Vowels and Diphthongs/ FOP 2-4

Week 5

Classification of Consonants; FOP 5, 7, 8, 9

Week 6

Classification of Consonants; FOP 10-12

Week 7

L, R, and Syllabic Consonants; FOP 16, 17, 20-22

Week 8

LF 2.6: Acoustic Phonetics; FOP 27, 28

Week 9

Mid-term Exam

Week 10

Sentence-stress and Rhythm; TP: Speech Rhythm

Week 11

Sentence-stress and Rhythm

Week 12

Rising-Falling Intonation; TP: The Melody of Speech

Week 13

Rising Intonation/FOP 45, 46

Week 14

More about Intonation/FOP 47-49

Week 15

More about Intonation

Week 16

Wrap-up & Review; Oral presentation

Week 17

Oral presentation

Week 18

Final Exam

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant




written report 30%

attendance & participation 20%

mid-term exam 20%

final exam 20%

Textbook & Reference

Ashby, M., & Maidment, J. (2005). Introducing phonetic science. Cambridge Univ. Press.

Ball, M., & Rahilly, J. (1999). Phonetics: The science of speech. London: Arnold. (PSS)

Dawson, H., & Phelan, M. (ed.). (2016). Language files, 12th ed. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. (LF)

Hamilton, M., & Weiss, M. (2004). Stories in my pocket. Taipei: East & West.

Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., & Hyams, N. (2011). An introduction to language. 9th ed.Cengage Learning. (IL)

Ladefoged, P., & Disner, S. (2012). Vowels and consonants. Mass.: Blackwell.

Ladefoged, P., & Johnson, K. (2011). A course in phonetics. 6th ed. Cengage Learning. (CP)

Lane, L. (2013). Focus on pronunciation 3. New York: Pearson. (FOP)

MacKay, I. (2014). Acoustics in hearing, speech, and language sciences: An introduction. Boston: Pearson.

Miller, S. (2005). Targeting pronunciation, 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. (TP)

Prator, C. H., & Robinett, B. (1985). Manual of American English. New York: CBS Pub.

       Zsiga, E. (2013). The sounds of language: An introduction to phonetics and phonology. Wiley-Blackwell.

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