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Phonetics and phonology

Class at Faculty of Education |



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


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.