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

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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Assignment for Monday, September 8:

2014 Aug. 29 (F)

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

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  • Partnerships

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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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