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SPCH80500 - Seminar in Speech Production

80500 - Seminar in Speech Production - 3 Credits (Cross Listed with LING 79200)
Day/Time: Monday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid
Instructors: Prof. Douglas Whalen

This class will examine the ways in which language is expressed by the human vocal tract.  Combining insights from motor control studies, linguistic analysis, and brain imaging techniques, 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), 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.