Course: English Phonetics and Phonology

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Course title English Phonetics and Phonology
Course code KAN/AFF1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Stašková Naděžda, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Benešová Barbora, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Survey of the speech tract and the function of individual organs in articulation, system of English phonemes from the point of view of place and manner of articulation, system of vowels from the point of view of quality and quantity, phonetic and phonemic transcription (the "IPA" chart), word- and sentence stress, weak and strong forms of function words, aspects of connected speech (linking, assimilation, elision), intonation, connection of intonation of functional sentence perspective. Comparative analysis of Czech and English pronunciation on the segmental and suprasegmental levels.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Lecture with practical applications, Cooperative instruction, Discussion, Instruction based on dialogue, Students' portfolio, Skills demonstration, Task-based study method, Seminar classes, Individual study, Students' self-study, Self-study of literature, Textual studies, Lecture, Lecture with visual aids, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 33 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
For the start of this subject, no specific knowledge is required.
professional skills
For the start of this subject, no specific skills are required.
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
- define the meaning of basic concepts in the the area of English phonetics and phonology; distinguish the specific aims of these related disciplines, dealing with the sound aspect of language
- describe the structure of the speech tract and explain the functions of individual articulators
- describe the system of English weak and strong forms of functional words
- describe and explain the types of aspects of connected speech and introduce particular examples
- characterise English stress and intonation and explain their functions in communication
professional skills
- use all the acquired theoretical knowledge in the area of English Phonetics and Phonology in order to analyse an authentic text (segments and suprasegmentals, weak and strong forms, aspects of connected speech, intonation)
- identify and comment on pronunciation differences between basic varieties of English
- compare differences between Czech and English pronunciation, both on the level of individual sounds and connected speech
- read intelligibly an unknown text and comment on potential pronunciation problems
- use the IPA transcription, both passively and actively
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Lecture with visual aids
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
Task-based study method
Textual studies
Skills demonstration
Cooperative instruction
Students' self-study
Self-study of literature
Individual study
Students' portfolio
Instruction based on dialogue
Lecture with practical applications
Discussion
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Written exam
Test
Skills demonstration during seminar
Individual presentation at a seminar
Continuous assessment
Self-evaluation
professional skills
Written exam
Test
Skills demonstration during seminar
Individual presentation at a seminar
Continuous assessment
Self-evaluation
Recommended literature
  • Bradford, Barbara. Intonation in context : intonation practice for upper-intermediate and advanced learners of english : student's book. 3rd printing. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN 0-521-31914-5.
  • Brazil, D. Pronunciation for Advanced Learners of English. Cambridge, 1994.
  • Crystal David. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. Cambridge, 2003.
  • Hewings, Martin. Pronunciation practice activities : a resource book for teaching English pronunciation. null. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-521-75457-7.
  • Roach, Peter. English phonetics and phonology . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN 0-521-717-40X.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education History in Education (16) History courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education - (17) History courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (17) Physical education and sport 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (14) Informatics courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education History in Education (14) History courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (17) Informatics courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Music in Education (15) Art and applied art 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Music in Education (14) Art and applied art 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education - (15) History courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (17) Chemistry courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education - (1) History courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Music in Education (17) Art and applied art 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education - (16) History courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Music in Education (16) Art and applied art 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (17) Physics courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education - (13) History courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (16) Informatics courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education - (14) History courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer