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Course Syllabus

1551113 Course Credit


3 (306)
(English Phonetics)
Assistant Professor Niramon Suwangard
Section 01
Ajarn Rathapol Thongtaeng Section
02

Course Description:

An introduction to phonetics (speech sound as


physical entities) and phonology (linguistic units);
speech production; phonetic terminology; mechanism
involved in segmental and supra-segmental production
of speech; respiration, phonation, resonation, and
articulation; phonetic transcription; pitch, stress,
rhythm, intonation, pause, and assimilation.

Course Outline
Wee Topics No. Teaching Teaching
k of Activities Aids
Peri and Media
ods
1 - Course Orientation 3 -Distributing - Course
- Evaluation of and Syllabus
Learners Potential explaining - Course
- What is Phonetics? course book
- What is Phonology? syllabus and - Phonetic
teaching- Software
learning
materials
- Class
discussion
about the
course
overview
- Lecture
2 - Spelling and 3 Lecture - Course
pronunciation Class book
- IPA & transcription discussion - Phonetic
- Different uses of Students Software
phonetic symbols practice
- Board and narrow
transcription
3 - Speech Production 3 Lecture - Course
- Speech Organs Class book
- Articulation and discussion - Phonetic
Description of English Students Software
Consonants practice
- Phonation Types
4 Places of Articulation 3 Lecture - Course
Class book
discussion - Phonetic
Students Software
practice
5 Manners of 3 Lecture - Course
Articulation Class book
discussion - Phonetic
Students Software
practice
6 Articulation and 3 Lecture - Course
Description of Class book
English Vowels discussion - Phonetic
Tongue Height Students Software
Tongue Advancement practice
Lip Rounding
Tenseness
7 Diphthongs 3 Lecture - Course
Triphthongs Class book
British and American discussion - Phonetic
Vowels Students Software
practice
8 Midterm Examination
9 Phonological Rules 3 Lecture - Course
- Assimilations of Class book
English Grammatical discussion - Phonetic
markers Students Software
- Aspiration practice
- Velarized L
- Nasalization
- Vowel Lengthening
- Syllabic consonants
10 Syllable Structure 3 Lecture - Course
- Syllables and Class book
phonotatics discussion - Phonetic
- Consonant clusters Students Software
- Syllable structure practice
- Analysis of syllable
structures and two-
syllable words
11 Word stress 3 Lecture - Course
- Vowel reduction Class book
- Stress shift discussion - Phonetic
- Primary and Students Software
secondary stress practice
- Stress in compound
words
12 Sentence Stress 3 Lecture - Course
- Placement of stress Class book
in sentence discussion - Phonetic
- Stress in phrases Students Software
- Connected Speech practice
- Reduced
pronunciation
- Stress shift
13 Pause, thought 3 Lecture - Course
group, and linking Class book
discussion - Phonetic
Students Software
practice
14 Intonation 3 Lecture - Course
- What is intonation? Class book
- Functions of discussion - Phonetic
intonation Students Software
- Intonation patterns practice
- Tag questions
15 Prominence and 3 Lecture - Course
intonation in Class book
discourse discussion - Phonetic
- New and old Students Software
information practice
- Emphatic stress
- Contrastive stress
Grading Evaluation

Week Marks
Evaluation
- assignments, exercises 5, 7, 10, 25
- group work, pronunciation tests 12, 14
- participation 15 10
- quizzes 7,14 20
- midterm examination 8 20
- final examination 16 25

Grading Scale

Grade Percent
A 85-100
B+ 80-84
B 73-79
C+ 66-72
C 55-65
D+ 50-54
D 45-49
F 0-44
Key documents
Suwangard, N. (2015). English Phonetics. Uttaradit
University Press.
Kanoksilapatham, B. (2012). Pronunciation in Action.
Silapakorn University Press.
References
Roasch, P. (2002). English Phonetics and Phonology. (4th
ed.). Cambridge University Press.
Press.
Approved by ..
Instructor 1
(Ajarn Rathapol Thongtaeng)

..
Instructor 2
(Asst. Prof. Dr. Niramon Suwangard)

.. Head of
English Program
(Dr. Samrurng Tuengkun))

..
(Asst. Prof. Dr.Sombat Wetchgama)
Dean of the Faculty of Humanities
and Social Sciences