This class studies and discusses issues on English Linguistics.
The classroom time will be spent in reading articles on English phonetics.
The goal of this course is to enable each student to find a topic for writing a final report.
The classroom time will be also spent in discussing selected topics.
2. Rhythm and speech
3. Laying the foundations: the many senses of rhythm
4. The isochrony debate
5. Measurement issues
6. Stress-timing and syllable-timing
7. The rhythm class hypothesis I
8. The rhythm class hypothesis II
9. Rhythm and fluency
10. Rhythm as an emergent phenomenon
12. Open questions in the study of speech rhythm
14. Oral presentation
15. Review and Examination
Each student must participate in every class activities.
Each student is expected to read materials beforehand.
Each student is encouraged to review materials.
Grades come from an oral presentation and a final examination on English linguistics. 1)Understanding of topics, 2)acquisition of knowledge, 3)positive participation to activities and 4)gaining confidence in language skills are basic requirements.
An oral presentation: 50%
A final examination: 50%
Printed paper will be given in a class.
Monday 13:30 － 14:30 (Tomita’s office)