Title of course: English Pronunciation

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Title of course:
English Pronunciation
Code number:
BTAN20001BA, BTAN1006OMA
Semester:
Autumn Semester, 2014
Type of course:
Seminar
Weekly contact hours:
2 hrs
Credit number:
Graded
Instructor:
Tibor Nagy
Institute:
Institute of English and American Studies
Department
Department of English Linguistics
Course description:
The aim of this course is to provide an insight into the major aspects of English pronunciation and to help acquire
a better English pronunciation by elucidating basic phonetic features of this language. The major stages of the
process will involve the classification of speech sounds in English, sensitizing students in terms of perception,
reception, recognition and production (articulation), and the conscious application of basic phonological and
phonetic rules. There is a strong emphasis on vocal production and students should expect exposure to articulatory
exercises, drills and tasks on a regular basis. As a result, students will become more conscious of the features of
spoken English, get reinforcement in what the do correctly and get guidance as to how to make progress in areas
where they show uncertainty. It is expected that students will improve on both segmental and suprasegmental
levels with the help of recorded materials, video clips, computerised speech analysis and audio-oral practice.
Prerequisites:
See credit list
Grading:
Grading will be based on attendance, participation, oral and written tests.
Other comments:
BTANL2001BA
BTAN1006OMA
English Pronunciation
1st year, Autumn 2014
Syllabus
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Week
1
Date
18. 09.2014
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
25. 09. 2014
02. 10. 2014
09. 10. 2014
16. 10. 2014
23. 10. 2014
30. 10. 2014
06. 11. 2014
13. 11. 2014
10
11
12
13
14
20. 11. 2014
27. 11. 2014
04. 12. 2014
11. 12. 2014
18. 12. 2014
Course books:
Roach, Peter:
Kovács János - Siptár
Péter:
Recommended books:
Cruttendeen, Allan and
Gimson , A. C.
Clark, J. and Yallop, C:
Brazil, David:
Seminar, 2 hrs, graded
Nagy Tibor
16:00 - 17:40, Thursdays
Room 109, Main bldg.
Room 1/3, Main bldg.
(52) 512-900, Ext.23078
15:00 - 15:50 Wednesdays
14:00 - 14:50 Thursdays
[email protected]
Topic
Orientation and Introduction: Sounds and speech sounds; Vowels and Consonants,
The phoneme; Organs of speech; Phonetic transcription
Vowels. Long and short vowels. Phonetic transcription
Vowels. Diphthongs and triphthongs. Phonetic transcription
Consonants. Voicing; Fortis - lenis; Classification. Phonetic transcription
Consonants continued. Revision and Practice. Phonetic transcription
NATIONAL HOLIDAY
CONSULTATION WEEK
Mid-term paper.
Stress. The nature of stress; Levels of stress; Complex word stress;
Word-class pairs
Weak forms; Connected speech; Rhythm; Assimilation; Elision; Linking
Intonation. Functions; Tones and tone languages
Tones; The tone-unit.
Practice
End-term paper
English Phonetics and Phonology: A Practical Course. Cambridge University
Press, Cambridge, 1991
A-Z Angol kiejtés. Corvina, Budapest, 2006
Gimson’s Pronunciation of English
Edward Arnold, 1994
An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology. Blackwell, Oxford, 1995
Pronunciation for Advanced Learners of English. Cambridge University Press,
Cambridge, 1994
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