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SYLLABUS            Course:   Phonetics & Phonology 2              Department of English & American Studies

WEEK

TOPIC
   

1

Revision 1

 

Revising chapters Strong and weak syllables and Stress in simple words.   

2

Complex word stress

 

Stress in complex words. Compound words. Word-class pairs.

3 Weak forms 1
  The schwa sound. Strong forms & weak forms. Functions words. 
4 Weak forms 2
  Excercises
5 Problems in phonemic analysis 1
 

Neutralisation. Syllabic consonants. Differences between British and American English - PART 1.

6 Problems in Phonemic analysis 2
 

Schwa. Distinctive feature analysis. Differences between British and American English - PART 2.

7 MID-SEMESTER TEST (on topics  1- 6)
8 Aspects of connected speech 1
  Rythm (stress-timing)
9 Aspects of connected speech 2

 

Assimilation: Yod Coalescence, Elision & R-linking.
10 Intonation 1
  Form and function of intonation. Complex tones and pitch hight. Some functions of English tones.
11 Intonation 2
  The tone-unit. The structure of the tone-unit
12 Functions of intonation
  The attitudinal function of intonation. Expressing attitudes. The accentual function of intonation.
13 Revision
Projekt Erasmus Štátna vedecká knižnica Banskej Bystrici GAS Kariérne centrum UMB AIESEC Národné Dni Kariéry