Course: Phonetics and Phonology - English

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Course title Phonetics and Phonology - English
Course code KAJ/FFA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Fenclová Marie, Doc. PhDr. CSc.
  • Dejmalová Lenka, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Phonetics and Phonology - basic terminology Relation between spoken and written language, orthography Phonetic transcription Physiology of speech Articulation and classification of consonants Articulation and classification of vowels Syllable, syllabicity, rhythm, and stress Orthoepic rules of standard pronunciation Prosody Comparison between phonetic characteristics of the studied languages and Czech

Learning activities and teaching methods
Skills demonstration, Students' self-study, Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 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
Students' self-study
assessment methods
Oral exam
Skills demonstration during seminar
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Palková, Z. Fonetika a fonologie češtiny. Praha: Karolinum, 1994.
  • Roach, P. English Phonetics and Phonology. Cambridge, CUP, 2000.
  • 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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