(Hangtan) in spring 2015
, Tue 12:00–13:30
seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-ANG-132
description & set texts
The course is quite practical. We shall examine: (a) the articulation of English sounds, chiefly the vowels, and their differences from Hungarian; (b) the vowel-rules of English phonology; (c) the IPA transcription; (d) the letter-to-sound correspondences for English vowels. – The course covers British English only: students who speak another variety (e.g. American) need not change their accent, but they too have to learn the rules (including those few that are particularly British). – Set text: Nádasdy: Practice Book in English Phonetics and Phonology (Tankönyvkiadó, Bp.). Recommended textbook (also useful for the examination!): Nádasdy: Background to English Pronunciation (Tankönyvkiadó, Bp., 2006)
requirements & assessment
Written work: (a) weekly homework, mainly transcription but also problem solving; (b) three classroom tests (transcription and theoretical questions). – Regular attendance (not more than 3 absences) and complete homework (all assignments must be submitted, even if you were absent) is a pre-requisite for any mark. – Endterm mark: composite of the three Tests (skipped tests count as zero!), modifiable by the quality of homework.