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TEACHING

The Phonetics Lab is part of the UCLA Linguistics Department, which offers undergraduate and graduate courses in phonetics.  These include:
  • regular undergraduate courses
    • Linguistics 103, Introduction to General Phonetics (offered every quarter and sometimes summer)
    • Linguistics 104, Experimental Phonetics (offered once a year, usually in Fall)
    • Linguistics 111, Intonation (offered every other year)
  • other undergraduate courses
    • Fiat Lux seminar, Science of the Singing Voice (offered in Spring 2003)
    • Honors Collegium 16, Science of the Singing Voice (offered Winter 2006, 2008)
  • regular graduate courses
    • Linguistics 204a, graduate course sometimes co-offered with Linguistics 104
    • Linguistics 211, graduate course that alternates with Linguistics 111
    • Linguistics 203, Phonetic Theory (offered every other year)
    • Linguistics 204b, Speech Production (new course first offered Spring 2008)
    • Linguistics 237, Linguistic Methods Laboratory, new course on research methods (offered every Fall)
    • one or more additional new courses on speech perception to be developed by Megha Sundara
  • Linguistics 251 (graduate proseminars) ad-lib, past and current year's topics listed on department page
  • other graduate activities
    • Linguistics 403, graduate students attend sections of Linguistics 103 to prepare for Practical Phonetics test
    • Linguistics 422, Practicum ("spectrogram reading") (offered every quarter, usually Mondays 1-2)
    • Linguistics 260, Seminar ("lab meeting") (offered every quarter, current meeting time and schedule here)
Other departments on campus also offer courses relevant to phonetics.

Instructional materials related to our courses are listed in the following table.  
all phonetics courses
SIL phonetic fonts download page (Unicode Gentium, Encore IPA93, unicode DoulosSIL)
all phonetics courses
CLICC location and hours and classrooms
all phonetics courses
location of Phonetics Lab soundbooth for making audio recordings
all phonetics courses
anatomical models (larynx, auditory system, brain) are in the cabinet in the lab kitchen  new
all phonetics courses
videos etc. in the phonetics lab
all phonetics courses
link to the UCLA Instructional Media Library on-line catalog (for films, videos, DVDs) (individual items listed below by course, but cannot be linked individually)
graduate courses
instructional materials on some statistical analyses used in phonetics in our Statistics section
Linguistics 103 (and 403)
(General Phonetics)
the usual textbook: P. Ladefoged, A Course in PhoneticsHarcourt College Publishers, 5th edition, dated 2006
Ling. 103
optional books sometimes ordered: Pullum & Ladusaw (1996) Phonetic Symbol Guide 2nd edition; H. Rogers (2000) The Sounds of Language; Handbook of the International Phonetic Association (1999)
Ling. 103
(and Ling. 120)
The master reserves list: a standing list of books kept on 2-hour reserve in Powell Library, so that they remain behind the reserve desk rather than on the open shelves. These include phonetic descriptions of languages commonly studied for 103 term projects. With a professor's note, students can check out books for longer than 2 hours.  Link to the library's reserve page (select this quarter's instructor, OR Linguistics, OR 103 Phonetics).
Ling. 103
UCLA Phonetics Lab Data (descended from the old "Sounds of the World's Languages" hypercard stacks), sound materials compiled by Peter and Jenny Ladefoged as a general resource, and to supply examples for the textbooks
Ling. 103
UCLA's  old copy of materials from Peter Ladefoged to accompany 5th edition of A Course in Phonetics and 1st edition of Vowels and Consonants
Ling. 103
IPA Soundsearch application for searching for segments simultaneously in the Phonetics Lab Data, the Illustrations of the IPA, and eventually the Phonetics Archive.  Gives you links to all the languages in these sources that contain a requested sound; if the language is in the Phonetics Lab Data, it takes you directly to the clickable webpage.
Ling. 103
Normal Speech Articulation (the "Iowa movie") VHS and film in the IML (retired film copy is in cabinet in General Lab)
Ling. 103
"Human Speech Articulation" (Caldwell), 2002 DVD in the IML, is meant to replace "Normal Speech Articulation" but we prefer the original
Ling. 103
"The function of the normal larynx" 1958 video in the IML (note: 3/4", not 1/2", so requires special player, which may no longer be readily available)
Ling. 103 (and 104)
"Vocal Parts Module" and "The Ear": CDs and laminated cards about the larynx and the ear, on the shelf in the General Lab new
Ling. 103
sample syllabi: Bruce Hayes most recent; Pat Keating Spring07; Sun-Ah Jun Fall06
Ling. 103
term project resources: sample handouts for the term project from Pat Keating, Spring 2007
Ling. 103
term project resources: Ethnologue
Ling. 103
term project resources: UCLA Language Materials Project
Ling. 103
Bruce Hayes's program to generate non-word production tests of equivalent difficulty (ask him for it)
Ling. 103
Pat Keating's use of Apple's text to speech in a class assignment
Ling. 103
transcription: Phonetics Lab's downloadable transcription exercises see below  new
Ling. 103
transcription: Bruce Hayes's transcription exercises (English, IPA) (scroll down to "Transcription Practice"). More generally, Bruce maintains his own resources page for Ling. 103 separate from the lab's page.
Ling. 103
IPA: IPA homepage
Ling. 103
IPA: IPA's page for the IPA chart; John Esling's 1-page pdf of chart
Ling. 103
IPA: Sound files for Illustrations of the IPA
Ling. 103
IPA: IPA Help, SIL's IPA symbol drill
Ling. 103
IPA: CD "The Phonicon 1.0" by M. Stanley Whitley; an entire course and reference materials but the license does not permit putting it on the CLICC server for general student use; on the shelf in the General Lab  
Ling. 103
IPA: Cascadilla's "IPA eyechart" (for fun)
Ling. 103
English:  Speech Accent Archive at George Mason University
Ling. 103
English: Evaulating English Accents Worldwide at the U of Otago
Ling. 103
English: Varieties of English, Language Samples Project, Anthropology Department, U. Arizona
Ling. 103
links to waveform editors to use at home
Ling. 103
U. Iowa animations of articulations of sounds of English, German, Spanish
Ling. 103
Daniel Hall's interactive midsagittal section at the U Toronto
Ling. 103
Pierre Martin's French phonetics site at the U. Laval
Ling. 403
information on graduate advising page about practical phonetics requirement
Ling. 103, 422
Bruce Hayes's practice spectrogram reading
Ling. 104/204
(Experimental Phonetics)
the usual  textbook: K. Johnson (2003) Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics 2nd edition, Blackwell Publishing;
sometimes also Borden et al. Speech Science Primer
Ling. 104
optional books sometimes ordered: Kent & Read (1992) The Acoustic Analysis of Speech (especially for its chapter on the use of a Klatt synthesizer); Ladefoged Elements of Acoustic Phonetics
Ling. 104
sample syllabi: P. Keating Fall07  ; Sun-Ah Jun Winter07
Ling. 104
links to acoustic analysis programs to use at home
Ling. 104, 111
link to our page of Praat resources
Ling. 104
Sensimetrics's CD "Speech Production and Perception I" (copies of CD available for students to check out in the CLICC; lab's own copies for class use are in the secret teaching materials drawer) (this one not in the IML)
Ling. 104
Automatic Speech Recognition (Kai-Fu Lee/Apple Computer)  1993 video in the IML
Ling. 104
Speech Perception, 1997 ASA video by Pat Kuhl on speech perception in the IML
Ling. 104
2002 3-DVD set from Caldwell "Human Speech Acoustics", "Human Speech Articulation", "Human Speech: source-filter Theory", all in the IML
Ling. 104
"Now Hear This" 1994 video in IML on auditory system
Ling. 104
Sensimetrics's CD "Auditory Interactivies" (one copy only) - 58 lessons on signal analysis, acoustics, auditory perception.
Ling. 104
"Auditory Demonstrations", 1987CD from IPO/ASA, on the shelf in the General Lab
Ling. 104
Auditory model/instruction webpages: Promenade Round the Cochlea, U. Wisconsin
Ling. 104
Hartmut Traunmüller's History of speech synthesis
Ling. 104
Sami Lemmetty's Text to speech demos (including Klatt's illustrations)
Ling. 104
Larry Rosenblum's McGurk demo at UC Riverside
Ling. 104
artificial larynx (great for illustrating source-filter theory) is in the cabinet in the lab kitchen
Ling. 104, 422
Powerpoint file of spectrograms to be read from Pat Keating
Ling 104 (graduate)
articles we have read in seminar about measurements: Vallabha & Tuller 2002 on formants; Francis et al. 2003 on VOT
Ling. 111/211 (Intonation)
sample syllabus: Winter06
Ling. 111
ToBI materials at OSU
Ling. 111
Sun-Ah Jun's Korean ToBI at UCLA
Ling. 104, 422 (Practicum)
Rob Hagiwara's Monthly Mystery Spectrogram page at the U. of Manitoba
Ling. 204b (Speech Production)
1993 ASA Speech Production videos by Maureen Stone and others, in the IML (use those to put on reserve) and in the cabinet in the General Lab
Ling. 204b
information on using the lab's equipment for measuring aspects of speech production is in the Physiology section
Ling. 204b; Dissection
Peter Ladefoged et al. dissection manual (on-line version that replaces the earlier WPP #77), now housed on the Linguistics Department's Ladefoged page
Ling. 204b; Dissection
ASHA page of links for web resources: "Using the Internet to Teach and Review Anatomy and Physiology"
HC 16 (Singing voice)
the usual textbook: J. Sundberg (1987) The Science of the Singing Voice, Northern Illinois University Press
HC 16
optional books: G. Nair (1999) Voice - Tradition and Technology, Singular Publishing; R. Miller (1996) The Structure of Singing, Schirmer; I. Titze Principles of Voice Production
HC 16
"Human Speech: Source-filter Theory" (Caldwell)  2002 DVD in the IML; and similarly the series of DVDs called "The Singer's Voice", some of which overlap with the "Human Speech" series.
 
new Downloadable phonetic transcription exercises.  These are a subset of the old Language Lab tapes.  For each exericise, there is a pdf handout which contains links to the sound files.  One way to use these exercises is to open the handout file, print out a copy to write on, but leave the file displayed on the screen.  Click on the screen links to hear the individual sound files.  The other way is to download the files to your own computer.  

Exericse 1:     Broad_English    handout      zip of all files
Exercise 2:     Narrow_English    handout    (no answer key)   
zip of all files
Exercise 3:     Tone_drills    handout       zip of all files
Exercise 4:      Hindi    handout      zip of all files
Exercise 5:     Argentinian_Spanish    handout       zip of all files
Exercise 6:    Khana    handout       zip of all files
Exercise 7:    Tagalog    handout     zip of all files
Exercise 8:     Ibibio    handout        zip of all files

not used in phonetics courses, but relevant to phoneticians: Bruce Hayes's downloadable software page (FeaturePad, OTSoft etc.)


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