LING 1001 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (2)

Pre-requisite: None

This course is designed to introduce students to the analysis, recognition, reproduction and transcription of speech sounds, and to understand the myriad possible patternings of these sounds in a wide cross-section of the world's languages. It is especially useful for anyone interested in studying or teaching English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, or any other language, and in speech-language pathology.

Method of Instruction: 2 lectures and 2 labs per week

Assessment: 40% in-course assessment, 60% final examination

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This course and LING 1002 and LING 1005 are pre-requisites for the Minor in Linguistics, and for all Level II Linguistics courses, except for LING 2501 Language, Gender and Sex, and LING 2902 Structure and Usage of French-lexicon Creole 1.

The top Linguistics student in this course plus LING 1002 and LING 1005 is awarded the Departmental Prize for the Most Outstanding Level I Linguistics Student. See Academic Prizes.

Any two of the three Level I courses are pre-requisites for LING 2404 Structure and Meaning in Literary Discourse and LING 2702 Point-of-View and Meaning in Literary Discourse. See also the Dip TESOL.

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