Linguistics 520: Linguistic Phonetics
UNC-Chapel Hill Linguistics
Fall 2014
Elliott Moreton

2014 Nov. 21 (F)

Topics: Changes in phonetic perception during language acquisition.

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Assignment: Projects! (Back up your data!)

2014 Nov. 19 (W)

Topics: Acquisition of phonetics. Initial state and input.

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Assignment: Projects!

2014 Nov. 17 (M)

Topics: "Speech perception" by non-human animals.

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2014 Nov. 14 (F)

Topics: Language, audition, and categorical perception. HW 5.

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2014 Nov. 12 (W)

Topics: Categorical perception. Final-project presentations.

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2014 Nov. 10 (M)

Topics: Cross-linguistic differences in perception.

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Note: The IRB says that processing is unusually slow right now. Do not wait for IRB approval before starting your project! You can apply while the project is going on. The application link is here.

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2014 Nov. 7 (F)

Topics: Audiovisual speech perception.

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2014 Nov. 5 (W)

Topics: Auditory perception vs. speech perception.

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2014 Nov. 3 (M)

Topics: Audition

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2014 Oct. 31 (F)

Topics: Acoustics vs. audition. Intensity and loudness. Anatomy and filtering effects of the ear.

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2014 Oct. 29 (W)

Topics: Clicks, trills, taps, and flaps.

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2014 Oct. 27 (M)

Topics: Laterals and semivowels (including Am. Eng. /r/)

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Assignment for Wednesday, October 29: Read L&D 14.4 to end of Ch. 14 ("Other manners of articulation").

2014 Oct. 24 (F)

Topics: Non-English places of articulation. Project design.

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Assignment for Monday, Oct. 27: Announcement: Colloquium this afternoon on Guarani loanword phonology, 3 p.m. in Smith 107.

2014 Oct. 22 (W)

Topics: Nasal consonants.

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2014 Oct. 20 (M)

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2014 Oct 15 (W)

Topics: Tube models for alveolars and labials. Spectrogram reading!

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2014 Oct 13 (M)

Topics: Two-tube model of velars and the "velar pinch".

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2014 Oct. 10 (F)

Topics: Perturbation theory for stops between schwas. Partnership evaluation questionnaires.

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Assignments: Announcement: A new version of Praat was released yesterday, with several new features.

2014 Oct. 8 (W)

Topics: Stop production and voice onset time. Final projects.

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2014 Oct. 6 (M)

Topics: Voicing in fricatives. Production of stops.

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2014 Oct. 3 (F)

Topics: Consonant articulations. Acoustics of voiceless fricatives.

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2014 Oct. 1 (W)

Topics: Vowel-system typology. Dispersion theory. Article reports.

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2014 Sept. 29 (M)

MIDTERM

As always, the Carolina Honor Code is in effect.

Assignment for 10/1 W: Keep thinking about Impossible Vowel #3 from HW 3.

2014 Sept. 26 (F)

Topics: Acoustic vowel space. Dispersion theory.

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Assignment: Review for midterm (which is Monday)

2014 Sept. 24 (W)

Topics: Vowel typology. Two-tube vowel models. Nomograms. Quantal theory.

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Assignment: Announcement: Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser, of NCSU Linguistics, will be speaking on dialects of North Carolina on Thursday the 25th at 5:30, Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library.

2014 Sept. 22 (M)

Topics: Nasalization and nasalized vowels.
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2014 Sept. 19 (F)

Topics: English and non-English vowels. The IPA.

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2014 Sept. 17 (W)

Topics: Source/filter independence and laryngeal vowel features. English vowels and IPA.

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2014 Sept. 15 (M)

Topics: HW 2. Source/filter independence.

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Assignments for Wednesday the 17th: Announcement: Two-week warning of Midterm

2014 Sept. 12 (F)

Topics: Perturbation theory, vowel backness, and F2.

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2014 Sept. 10 (W)

Topics: Perturbation theory, vowel height, and F1.

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2014 Sept. 8 (M)

Topics: Beyond schwa: Rounding.

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2014 Sept. 3 (W)

Topics: Nodes and antinodes of schwa. Recording.

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2014 Aug. 29 (F)

Topics: Resonances of a half-open tube; formants of schwa.

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    2014 Aug. 27 (W)

    Topics: Source/filter theory. Resonances of schwa.

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    Assignment (for Friday, Aug. 29): Read Johnson 2.4 (resonance and schwa). Print out the ``Reflection and inversion'' handout (Sakai), and bring it to class.

    2014 Aug. 25 (M)

    Topics: HW 1. Vowels; source/filter theory. Source: the larynx and the glottal wave.

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    Assignment for 8/27 (W): Read Johnson 2.1 (voicing), 2.3 (vocal-tract filtering).

    2014 August 22 (F)

    Topics: Using Praat. Sound. Spectrograms.

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    2014 August 20 (W)

    Topics: Course organization. Praat and the Ladefoged/Disner website. Intro to sound.

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