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Syllabus 2019-20 - 12212005 - English Phonetics and Phonology (Fonética y fonología del inglés)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
  • Level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in this language
  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
DEGREE: Grado en Estudios ingleses
FACULTY: FACULTY OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: English Phonetics and Phonology
CODE: 12212005 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 2 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: NIETO GARCÍA, JESÚS MANUEL
DEPARTMENT: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
FIELD OF STUDY: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - 225 E-MAIL: jmnieto@ujaen.es P: 953211829
WEBSITE: http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/filing/3414
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

1. Phonetics and phonology. Accents of current English.

1.1. Phonology. Phonemes. Segmental features. Suprasegmental features.

1.2. Phonetics. Allophones. Articulatory, acoustic and auditory phonetics.

1.3. English in the British Isles. General features.

1.4. English in North America. General features.

1.5. English in Australia and New Zealand. General features.

1.6. English as a Second or Foreign Language. General features.

 

2. The English vocalic system.

2.1. The distinctive features of vowels, phonetically and phonologically.

2.2. Pure vowels: British, American and International English.

2.3. Compound vowels: British, American and International English.

 

3. The English consonantal system.

3.1. Distinctive features of consonants, phonetically and phonologically.

3.2. Basic differences between consonants: British, American and International English.

3.3. Main kinds of consonants. Basic features.

 

4. Accentuation, rhythm and connected speech.

4.1. The syllable from a phonological perspective.

4.2. Accentuation in words. The notion of prominence.

4.3. Accentuation across words. The notion of rhythm.

4.4. Features of connected speech: assimilation, elision and associated phenomena.

 

5. Intonation.

5.1. The tone unit. Elements and basic definition.

5.2. Basic types of tones in English.

5.3. The functions of intonation.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The theory sessions will deal with the contents of the syllabus, through the explanation, illustration and exemplification of concepts. They will be supported by the electronic material that students will find in the virtual teaching space for the subject (presentations, classnotes and exercises). The interest and active role taken by the students will be considered for assessment.

The practical sessions will centre on the students' work around phonological transcription and the obligatory group presentations. This transcription practice will have both a passive and an active nature, as the students will be asked to analyse transcribed texts and also to transcribe texts autonomously. The group presentations will be organised in the initial weeks of the semester, through group composition, topic selection and orientations by the teacher.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

The assessment process will take into account the following basic elements:

1. Active attendance and participation, both in the theory and practical sessions, and delivery of the obligatory texts in transcription, which will initially be done in class, although they can be completed by the students as homework. The total value of this part will be 20% of the final mark.

2. Final written exam. A mock exam will be placed in the virtual teaching space, for the students' orientation. The areas covered in the exam will be the answer to theory- and practice-orientated issues and the transcription of a brand-new written text. The total value of this part will be 60% of the final mark.

3. Group presentations. Both a global and an individual assessment will be given, where the quality of the group's work and the student's use of English and communication abilities will be taken into account. The total value of this part will be 20% of the final mark.

Those students who cannot comply with element 1 above for academic or personal reasons will be offered an alternative assessment plan. These students will have to tell the teachers about this circumstance in the first four weeks of the course.

Likewise, those students who have previously failed the subject at least once will be assessed exclusively through the exam, if they choose to be assessed in that way.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Longman pronunciation dictionary. Edition: 3rd., 2ª imp.. Author: Wells, J. C.. Publisher: Essex: Longman, 2008+ 1 CD-ROM  (Library)
  • Gimson's pronunciation of English. Edition: 6th ed. Author: Gimson, A. C.. Publisher: London: Arnold, 2001  (Library)
  • English Transcription Course. Edition: Repr. Author: García Lecumberri, María Luisa. Publisher: London: Arnold, 2003  (Library)
  • Practical phonetics and phonology: a resource book for students. Edition: 2nd ed.. Author: Collins, Beverley. Publisher: London [etc.] : Routledge, 2008  (Library)
  • English pronunciation for speakers of Spanish : from theory to practice . Edition: -. Author: Gómez González, María de los Ángeles. Publisher: Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, cop. 2016  (Library)