During this module you will gain a deeper and broader understanding of the technical and theoretical concepts of phonetics and phonology, and gain an understanding of the relationship between data and analysis by broadening and deepening your understanding of the organisation of speech in its most natural environment, conversation, and by having the opportunity to collect and analyse your own data.
You will become proficient and develop competence in phonetics in the following ways:
Students will develop an increased tolerance of ambiguity and a respect for the tentative nature of scientific knowledge:
This module will be capped at 30.
Students must have successfully completed:
It is suggested that students taking this module also take one or both of the following:
8 x 1-hour lectures, 8 x 1-hour practicals, and 2 x 1-hour writing workshops spread over the module.
All modules provide an opportunity to work on general oral/written communication skills (in class and in assessments) and general self management (organising your studies), alongside the specific skills in language or linguistics that the module teaches.
In addition, this module will allow you to particularly develop skills in synthesis and application of data analysis skills learned separately. This module involves applying the phonetic analysis techniques learned in other modules to a new method of analysing everyday talk; being able to explicitly relate knowledge gained from different spheres of experience (and thus confidently tackle unfamiliar problems you may meet in a job) is a valued and valuable skill to bring to employers.
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