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Speech and Hearing
PSYC 313
Spring 2011
Section: 01  

How are ripples of air pressure instantly converted into words in the mind? Why do some foreign language learners have strong accents and others none? What does it take to engineer a bionic ear? This course will provide a focused review and discussion of topics related to how we hear and how we receive, perceive, and produce speech, including: phonetics, phonology, auditory and speech perception, articulatory behavior, speech development, disorders of speech, hearing and speech prostheses, speech sound systems, second language acquisition of speech, and other 'speech' modalities (e.g., sign language, writing), as well as the physics of sound, the mechanics of how the ear works, and the neuroscience of speaking and hearing.

Essential Capabilities: Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
Logical Reasoning: students will be required to evaluate and compare various sources of scientific evidence; also, they will be required to perform basic analysis of speech sound datasets.
Quantitative Reasoning: students will be required to analyze linguistic datasets as well as perform fundamental acoustic and psychophysical calculations.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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