Sounds and Speech

Course Information
TitleΉχοι και Ομιλία / Sounds and Speech
CodeΓλ 536
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600004014


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GlōssologíaCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• deep understanding of key concepts in phonetics and phonology ; • knowledge of the acoustic manifestation of speech sounds • practical training in using auditory and instrumental techniques in phonetic analysis, • knowledge of major phonological frameworks • ability to carry out phonological analyses within different theoretical frameworks • ability to apply skills and knowledge to linguistic data
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course discusses major issues relating to the production, acoustics and perception of speech. It provides an overview of the speech production mechanism and offers a detailed account of the parameters used for the description of sounds and suprasegmental features. It proceeds with the acoustic properties of speech sounds and relates auditory-based impressionistic transcription to information based on the acoustic analysis of speech. It then examines key issues relating to the perception of speech units. In addition, building on basic principles in phonology (e.g. phoneme vs. allophone, feature theory, basic syllable structure), this course offers an overview of different phonological phenomena both at the segmental and the supra-segmental levels, as well as theoretical models, including rule- and constraint-based approaches.
Phonetics, Phonology, experimental techniques, phonological analysis
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Written assigments128.24.7
Student Assessment
1. Lab report: acoustic analysis of data and writing-up of a phonetics research paper (40%) 2. Language study: Analysis of phonetic/phonological aspects of a language unknown to the student. Preparation of a poster and oral presentation in class (20%) 3. Phonology assignment: Phonological analysis of data within the framework of current phonological theory (40%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
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