WEEK  

TOPIC 

   
1

Introduction

  Organisation of the course. Phonetics and phonology as scholarly disciplines. Varieties of English pronunciation. The model: BBC pronunciation. Articulatory phonetics:the speech organs
   
2

Phonemic transcription

  The case for phonemic transcription of English. The International Phonetic Alphabet. Phonetic versus phonemic transcription. BBC phonemes: an overview. Tools of the trade: pronunciation in dictionaries.
   
3

English vowels, diphtongs and triphtongs

  The silent method: teaching/learning vowels through mime and gesture (by Adrian Underhill). The Cardinal vowel system. English vowels verus cardinal vowels: a comparison. Diphthongs and triphthongs.
   
4

Consonants

   
 5

Strong and weak syllables

   
6

Stress in simple words

   
7

Complex word stress

   
8

Weak forms: Part I

   
9

Weak forms: Part II

   
10

BBC accent versus General American

   
11

Aspects of connected speech

   
12

Intonation: Part I

   
13

Intonation: Part II

   
   
   
 

 

   
 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

1.The International Phonetic Alphabet