Phonetics and Phonology of English   [Archived Catalog]

MLG 375 - Phonetics and Phonology of English

Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
An introductory course designed to be a first formal coursework in English phonetics and phonology.  It is intended for upper-level students who wish to learn more about the sounds of English and the phonological rules that govern the language.  The course is divided into three primary components: the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet, the practice of transcriptions of English discourse (phonemic and phonetic versions), and the awareness of dialectal differences seen in the sounds of English.  This will be primarily helpful for teaching second language learners of English.