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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Sociophonetics - AAA500158
Title: Sociophonetics
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: APH510083
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Radek Skarnitzl, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Radek Skarnitzl, Ph.D. (04.01.2019)
The course is dedicated to socially conditioned variability in speech, from the perspective of both the production and perception of speech. The phonetic realization of the sound patterns of a given language changes with a wide range of factors like the speaker’s sex/gender, socioeconomic status or ethnicity, reflecting the construction of one’s identity. The seminars are dedicated to auditory and acoustic analyses of selected speech samples.
The course is taught in English.
Course completion requirements -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Radek Skarnitzl, Ph.D. (27.01.2020)

* Requirements:

min. 70% attendance

active participation (phonetic analyses, reading)

written exam

Last update: doc. Mgr. Radek Skarnitzl, Ph.D. (04.01.2019)

Foulkes, P., Scobbie, J.M. & Watt, D. (2010). Sociophonetics. In: Hardcastle et al., The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences, 2nd. ed., pp. 703-754.

Thomas, E. R. (2011). Sociophonetics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Tagliamonte, S. (2012). Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, Interpretation. London: Routledge.

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. Mgr. Radek Skarnitzl, Ph.D. (04.01.2019)

Principle thematic areas:

1. Sociolinguistics and sociophonetics

2. Language variation and change

3. Acquisition and analysis of sociolinguistic data

4. Relationship between social and speech variables

5. Perception of socially conditioned variability

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