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The Acoustics of Speech - SPH399

The aim of this unit is to foster a detailed understanding of speech acoustics. This unit is based around lecture and practical laboratory workshops. Essential topics in speech acoustics are addressed commencing with acoustic theory, focusing particularly on the phenomenon of resonance. This is followed by an examination of the acoustic theory of speech production, which describes the interaction between vocal sound sources and the resonant or filtering effects of different vocal articulations. The unit examines in detail the acoustics of vowels and consonants, voice quality, prosody (intonation and stress) and coarticulation.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Felicity Cox

39cp at 100 level or above including 6cp in LING units at 200 level including (LING210 or LING217Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LING308, SPH301, SPHL299
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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