Experimental Phonetics

This course will introduce students to issues in experimental phonetics, as well as the practical skills necessary to undertake a research project in this area. Students will learn how to use acoustic analysis software, such as Praat, and also learn to carry out data processing and analysis using R (a statistical programming language). We will also cover appropriate statistical methods and aspects of phonetic and linguistic theory.

This course is designed for students who have already some undergraduate background in phonetics (we assume knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet, articulatory descriptions, basic acoustic phonetics).