WEEK  

PREPARATION: COURSEBOOK READINGS & HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS  

   
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Introduction

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 1. Introduction, 2. The production of speech sounds: 2.1 Articulators above the larynx
 
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Phonemic transcription

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 2. The production of speech sounds: 2.1 Articulators above the larynx
  2. HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 1: Fun Poem about English Pronunciation
 
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English vowels, diphtongs and triphtongs

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 3. Long vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs
  2. HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 2: Reasons why the English language is hard to learn
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Consonants

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 4. Voicing and consonants, 6. Fricatives and affricates, 7. Nasals and other consonants
  2. HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 3: Transcription of individual words (emphasis on monophthongs, diphthongs and triphthongs)
 5

Strong and weak syllables

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 8. Strong and weak syllables
  2. HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 4: Transcription of individual words (vowels & consonants)
6  Stress in simple words
 
  1.  COURSEBOOK: 9. Stress in simple words
  2. HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 5: P. Roach-Phonetics and Phonology, Unit 9, p. 72, Written excercise
7 Complex word stress   
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 11. Complex word stress
  2. Mid-semester test on topics 1--6 
8 Weak forms: Part I
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 12. Weak forms
 
9 Weak forms: Part II (Exercises)
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 12. Weak forms
 
10 Varieties of English pronunciation: BBC Accent v. General American
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 20. Varieties of English pronunciation
  2. HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: BBC v GA-transcription of a sentence in both accents
  3. LISTENING: Accent 1, Accent 2
   
11 Aspects of connected speech
 
  1. COURSEBOOK: 14. Aspects of connected speech
  2. HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: BBC v GA (transcription of individual words)
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