Course: English Phonetics and Phonology

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Course title English Phonetics and Phonology
Course code KAJ/FA
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Mišterová Ivona, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Dejmalová Lenka, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Orthoepic rules of standard pronunciation Phonetics and Phonology - basic terminology Articulation of vowels Articulation of consonants Relation between spoken and written language, orthography Suprasegmental phenomena in English Comparison between phonetic characteristics of English and Czech

Learning activities and teaching methods
Cooperative instruction, Skills demonstration, Seminar classes
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 16 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
B2 level according to CEFR for languages is required.
learning outcomes
Student: - is familiar with the basic Czech and English terminology of the given field of study - can describe articulation base of English and Czech - can analyse text written in English with respect to phonology and phonetics - can interpret discourse in English with respect to the suprasegmental units correctly
teaching methods
Skills demonstration
Cooperative instruction
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during seminar
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Kavka, Stanislav. Mluvená a psaná forma současné angličtiny. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita, 1993.
  • Palková, Z. Fonetika a fonologie češtiny. Praha: Karolinum, 1994.
  • Roach, P. English Phonetics and Phonology. Cambridge, CUP, 2000.
  • Skaličková, Alena. Fonetika současné angličtiny. Praha : Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1982.
  • Šiška, Zbyněk. Fonetika a fonologie. 2. vyd. Olomouc : Univerzita Palackého, 2005. ISBN 80-244-1044-3.
  • Volín, J. IPA-Based Transcription for Czech Students of English. Praha: Karolinum, 2002.
  • WELLS, J.C. Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. Harlow: Longman, 1990.
  • YAVAS, M. Applied English Phonology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.

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