ENG143 Phonetics and varieties of English
The course provides a basic introduction to the English sound system, as well as knowledge about and insight into different varieties of English, present-day and/or historical.
In accordance with the national qualification framework, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes after completing the course:
After completing the course, the student will possess knowledge about:
- the English sound system and how the individual sounds are produced
- structures involved in connected speech
- English intonation: patterns and functions
- the most important differences between British English and American English accents
- some important developments in English language history
- geographical and social varieties of English
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- identify and pronounce the individual sounds of English
- read phonemic transcriptions in British English (Received Pronunciation) and American English (General American)
- write phonemic transcriptions in either Received Pronunciation or General American
- identify and correctly use English intonation patterns
- identify and correct common mistakes in the pronunciation of English as a second language
- identify different varieties of English
- identify geographical and historical sound variants
After completing the course, the student will be able to independently use the knowledge and skills mentioned above and apply them to unfamiliar language material and situations.
Teaching takes the form of lectures, exercises, pair/group work and individual work. Attendance is compulsory for all scheduled classes. 75% overall attendance during the semester is required to sit for the exam.
Each student shall submit two assignments on English phonetics and varieties of English (overall word count not relevant). Both of these must be submitted for a student to sit for the final exams. The assignments must be submitted within a deadline posted at the start of the semester.
The evaluation system complies with the Regulations for admission, studies and exams at Volda University College.
The course will be evaluated in accordance with the University College’s routines for quality assurance.
|Form of assessment||Grouping||Duration||Type of duration||Grading scale||Proportion||Comment||Supported material||Scope|
|Digital examination||Individual||6||Hours||A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade||100 %|
|Form of assessment:||Digital examination|
|Type of duration:||Hours|
|Grading scale:||A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade|