SLPA 1143

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SLPA 1143 is the study of the phonemes of American English. The course serves to familiarize students with the dynamic aspects of speech production, articulatory and acoustic phonetics, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and diacritic markers necessary for narrow transcription.

Powerpoint presentations are designed to aid students in learning information presented in class. Presentations from lectures are available at this site, unless attendance is less than 80% of the class enrollment more than two days during the trimester.

Information pertaining to the course is also available on Moodle. Students should go to to access Moodle, and when you login, your usernames are the same as the first part of your email addresses, stufirstnamelastname (ex: stujohndoe) and your passwords are their first and last initials (uppercase) and the last four digits of your ssn (ex: JD1234).

Chapters are taken from Applied Phonetics textbook
Sections are taken from Applied Phonetics Workbook (APW)
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Announcement!! All speech language pathology majors are invited to attend a free training seminar tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 18th between 9 and noon. A PRC representative will show us how to use augmentative communication devices! Please come anytime during the hours in which you are free. The seminar will be held in the Gary Hall lounge. You will be given 5 points to be added to your mid-term exam if you attend for at least 1 hour. 

Chapter 1: The Study of Phonetics - Jan. 7, 10
Section 1 APW - Jan. 12
Chapter 3: Classifying the Sounds of Speech - Jan. 14, 17, 19
Complete section 2 APW and practice distinctive feature chart - Jan. 21
Section 2 APW - Jan. 24, 26
Chapter 2: Language, Dialects, Registers, and Idiolects - Jan. 28, 31

>Due to USAO classes being cancelled because of inclement weather, the course schedule has been revised. 
Section 3 APW - Feb. 7, 11
Section 4 APW - Feb. 11, 14
Section 5 APW - Feb. 14, 16
Section 6 APW - Feb. 18
Chapter 4: Applications of Phonetic Theory - Feb. 21
Section 7 APW - Feb. 23
Section 8 APW - Feb. 25

Mid-term exam - Feb. 28. Study guide is here.