SPCH80900 - Seminar in Speech Science: Speech Production
80900 - Seminar in Speech Science: Speech Production - 3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2013
(cross-listed with LING79200)
Instructor: Douglas Whalen
This class will examine the ways in which language is expressed by the human vocal tract. Combining insights from motor control studies and linguistic analysis, the theoretical side of the class will explore the intricacies of expressing the meaningful elements of a language’s phonology. This will be combined with more practical examination of various means of measuring articulation: electroglottography (EGG), static palatography, optical tracking, electromagnetic articulometry, and ultrasound. Applications to special populations and to cross-language comparisons will be discussed. The final project will either be a survey paper or a small physiological experiment. Familiarity with phonetics is assumed.