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Course, academic year 2023/2024
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Phonetics and phonology - OPBA4A021A
Title: Fonetika a fonologie
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/3, C+Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 0 [hours]
Capacity: 155 / 154 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. Kristýna Červinková Poesová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Kristýna Červinková Poesová, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : OPBA4A011A
Is incompatible with: OPBZ1A013B, OKBZ1A013B
Is pre-requisite for: OPBA4A052A, OPBA4A046A
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Kristýna Červinková Poesová, Ph.D. (01.02.2022)
The course aims at introducing and describing the sound system of the English language on the segmental and suprasegmental level. The reference accent is General British. The main features of general American are also presented throughout the semester. In seminars selected topics are trained and transcription skills developped.
Descriptors - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Kristýna Červinková Poesová, Ph.D. (28.01.2023)

přímá výuka (48), samostudium literatury (12 hodin), práce se studijními materiály (30 hodin), seminární práce (10 hodin), příprava na zkoušku a zkouška (25 hodin)

Literature -
Last update: Mgr. Kristýna Červinková Poesová, Ph.D. (31.01.2022)

Obligatory literature:

VOLÍN, Jan. IPA-based transcription for Czech students of English. Praha: Karolinum, 2002. ISBN 80-246-0423-x.

ROACH, Peter. English phonetics and phonology: a practical course. 4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-521-71740-3.

Recommneded literature:

ASHBY, Michael and John A. MAIDMENT. Introducing phonetic science. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0-521-00496-1.

CRUTTENDEN, Alan and A. C. GIMSON. Gimson's pronunciation of English. 8th ed. New York: Routledge, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4441-8309-2.

PICKERING, Lucy. Discourse intonation: a discourse-pragmatic approach to teaching the pronunciation of English. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018. ISBN 9780472030187.

SKARNITZL, Radek, Pavel ŠTURM a Jan VOLÍN. Zvuková báze řečové komunikace: fonetický a fonologický popis řeči. Praha: Karolinum, 2016. ISBN 9788024632728.

TENCH, Paul. Transcribing the sound of English: a phonetics workbook for words and discourse. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-521-16605-8.

UNDERHILL, Adrian. Sound Foundations. Oxford: Macmillan, 2005. ISBN 1-4050-6408-0.

WELLS, John C. Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. Harlow: Pearson Education, 2008. ISBN 9781405881180.

WELLS, John C. English intonation: an introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN 9780521683807.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mgr. Kristýna Červinková Poesová, Ph.D. (31.01.2022)

final exam consists of 2 parts: written part (pass = 70 %) and subsequent oral part (reading aloud + comprehensive analysis of a chosen excerpt form the text)

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Kristýna Červinková Poesová, Ph.D. (31.01.2022)


1. basic terms of phonetics and phonology

2. speech organs and speech production

3. vowel quantity and quality

4. English consonants

5. allophonic variation

6. aspects of connected speech

7. English syllable and its structure

8. word stress

9. vowel reduction and prominence contrasts

10. English intonation

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Mgr. Kristýna Červinková Poesová, Ph.D. (01.02.2022)

90% attendance (1 absence), active participation, doing regular assignments based on study materials, literature reading, seminar paper

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