AP/LING 2200 3.00
Introduction to Speech and Language Sciences
This course introduces students to key aspects of speech sciences, including acoustic phonetics, speech perception, speech production and audition, as well as fundamental concepts in speech-language development and disorders. The relationship between speech and abstract levels of language, such as syntax and phonology, is also considered.
Specific topics include phonetic transcription, speech anatomy and aerodynamics, the speech chain, source filter theory, auditory transduction, theories of speech perception (e.g. motor theory). The course also provides and overview of research methodologies for the analysis of speech, including instrumental techniques such as PRAAT, ultra-sound, and eye-tracking.
Prerequisites: AP/LING1000 6.0 (or AP/LING 2800 3.0 for CogSci students) and HH/PSYC1010 6.0 with a grade of C or better.