H09 - Ortologia i Registres de la Llengua Anglesa
Última actualización: 01/06/2010*
Descripción (Temporalment en valencia)
Traditionally, the study of English pronunciation includes two aspects: on the one hand, the analysis of the phonemic system, that is, identifying and describing the phonemes of English (the so-called segmental phonology) and, on the other hand, the study of connected speech, stress, rhythm and intonation, known as suprasegmental phonology.
The H09 module provides students with an introduction to the fields of English phonetics and phonology (both theoretical and practical), the production and articulation of speech sounds, the classification of phonemes and allophones, and other aspects of speech such as stress and intonation.
In short, English Phonology constitutes a fundamental subject for students of English Philology to ensure their adequate progress in the rest of the subjects. An intermediate level of English is required for the objectives of the course to be fully achieved.
Objetivos (Temporalment en valencia)
• To give students a grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of phonology and phonetics. To give them a complete description of English phonemes and the phonological processes involved in connected speech.
• To help students to transcribe texts phonemically, and offer them an introduction to phonetic transcription along with practice on direct and reverse transcription.
• To help students to master the pronunciation of English and to help them to understand isolated words and connected speech.
Specific skills to be acquired:
• To acquire sound knowledge of the articulatory speech organs. To be able to reproduce all the phonemes and allophones in English.
• To be able to read phonemic transcriptions and to be able to reproduce said transcriptions orally.
• To be able to transcribe phonemically any commonly used word.
• To be able to transcribe the most common allophones.
• To acquire sound knowledge of and to be able to reproduce the most common processes in connected speech.
• To be able to recognise the functions of prosodic phenomena such as tonic syllables, different types of rhythm, intonational patterns.
Evaluación (Temporalment en valencia)
The evaluation of the subject consists of a final exam, which has two parts: theory and practice. The final mark will be arrived at by calculating the average of both parts. A PASS in both is necessary.
Temario de teoría (Temporalment en valencia)
Unit 1: General Introduction. Phonetics and phonology in the study of the English language. Received Pronunciation.
Unit 2: Acoustic phonetics, articulatory phonetics and auditory phonetics. The production of speech sounds. Introduction to the articulation of consonants, vowels and diphthongs.
Unit 3: Phonology: phonemes, allophones and minimal pairs. Phonemic and phonetic transcription. Description and classification of English consonants. Relation between grapheme and phoneme.
Unit 4: Description and classification of English vowels and diphthongs. Relation between grapheme and phoneme.
Unit 5: Syllables and clusters. Strong and weak syllables. Function words. Connected speech: Assimilation, elision, and juncture.
Unit 6: Introduction to suprasegmental phonology: Rhythm, tone, and intonation in English.
Temario de prácticas (Temporalment en valencia)
Unit 1: Introduction to phonemic symbols and to phonemic transcription. Learning to pronounce in English. Listening comprehension.
Unit 2 Learning to locate articulators and their functions. Phonemic and phonetic transcription. Learning to pronounce in English. Listening comprehension.
Unit 3: Phonological exercises. Phonemic transcription. Relation between grapheme and phoneme. Learning to pronounce English consonants. Listening comprehension.
Unit 4: Phonological exercises. Phonemic transcription. Relation between grapheme and phoneme. Learning to pronounce English vowels and diphthongs. Listening comprehension.
Unit 5: Developing awareness of word stress and sentence stress. Learning to pronounce in English with special emphasis on connected speech. Listening comprehension.
Unit 6: Developing awareness of intonation, emphatic stress, prominence and tone in conversation. Listening comprehension.
Bibliografía (Temporalment en valencia)
a) Basic Bibliography
Hancock, M. (2003) English Pronunciation in Use: Intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hancock, M. and S. Donna (2007) English Pronunciation in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Roach, P. (2005) English Phonetics and Phonology: A Practical Course. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Yule, G. (1996). The Study of Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
b) Complementary Bibliography
Bowler, B. & Cunningham, S. (1999). New Headway Pronunciation: Intermediate. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bowler, B. & Cunningham, S. (1991). Headway: Upper-Intermediate Pronunciation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hewings, M. (2004). Pronunciation Practice Activities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Roach, P. (1992). Introducing Phonetics. London: Penguin.
Roach, P., J. Hartmann & J. Setter (2006). Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary (CEPD). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Jones, D. (1996). English Pronouncing Dictionary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Wells, J.C. (1990). Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (LPD). Harlow: Longman.