Stress and Intonation (Hangsúly és intonáció) in spring 2015
Varga László, Thu 10:00–11:30, R326, host: DELG (R301)
4-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: ANG-141
description & set texts
This is a (mainly) practical seminar in English stress and intonation. It concentrates on the three intonational choices established by Halliday: tonality, tonicity and tone. It lays special emphasis on practising the main tune types used in British English conversations (as described by O'Connor & Arnold), and on developing a skill in the intonational transcription of recorded speech. An introduction to instrumental analysis (Praat) and the ToBI notation will also be provided. In the field of stress it will deal with the rules of English word stress and on rhythmical stress alternations in connected speech. Handouts will be provided. Readings: Kreidler, C. W. 1989: The Pronunciation of English. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 197-241. Tench, P. 1996. The Intonation Systems of English. London: Cassell, chapters 2,3,4.
requirements & assessment
Regular attendance and doing the home assignments. Writing two in-class tests. Transcribing the intonation of a 2-3 minute long recorded narrative.