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Phonetics and Phonology of English II - AAA230022
Title: Fonetika a fonologie angličtiny II
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2016
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (100)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: AAA130022
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Jan Volín, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Radek Skarnitzl, Ph.D.
Mgr. Pavel Šturm, Ph.D.
Incompatibility : AAA220020, AAA230020
Pre-requisite : AAA130021
Interchangeability : AAA130022, AAA220020, AAA230020
Annotation -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Radek Skarnitzl, Ph.D. (01.08.2022)
This two-semester course introduces the segmental and suprasegmental patterns of English. Knowledge and skills acquired in the first part are vital for enrollment. In this second part, emphasis is placed on standard lexical stress and rhythm which are analyzed and practiced along with specific reduction elements and linking in connected speech. The description of English intonation is dominated by the phonological approach.
The seminar part of the course continues to develop transcription and auditory analyses of Standard British and one's own pronunciation.

Course webpage:
Course completion requirements -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Radek Skarnitzl, Ph.D. (01.08.2022)

Credit requirements: min. 70% attendance, active participation in the seminars and in short tasks in MS Teams, seminar work (listening analysis), final test (theoretical and transcription part), correct pronunciation at the segmental and prosodic level (in spontaneous speech).
Two resit terms are available to complete the credit.

All credit requirements must be fulfilled by the end of the academic year in which the student was enrolled into the course.

Literature -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Radek Skarnitzl, Ph.D. (01.08.2022)

Essential literature:

Roach, P. (2000 / 2009, 3rd/4th edition). English Phonetics and Phonology. Cambridge University Press.

Cruttenden, A. (2014, 8th edition). Gimson's Pronunciation of English. Routledge.

Volín, J. (2002). IPA-Based Transcription for Czech Students of English. Karolinum.

Wells, J.C. (2008). Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. Longman.

Supplementary literature:

Skarnitzl, R., Šturm, P. a Volín, J. (2016). Zvuková báze řečové komunikace: Fonetický a fonologický popis češtiny. Karolinum.

Wells, J. C. (2006). English Intonation: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Radek Skarnitzl, Ph.D. (01.08.2022)

Main topics:

  • Connected speech and linking
  • Melodic inventory of English, intonation structure of prosodic phrases
  • Functions of intonation
  • Vowel reductions and neutralization of systemic contrasts
  • Weak forms of grammatical words
  • Lexical stress
  • Stress in lexical derivations and in compounds
  • Rhythmical structure of speech, eurhythmy

Pronunciation and descriptive skills are checked throughout the course.

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