Speech and Hearing|
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.
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Various selected journal articles and book chapters.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly reaction papers, 1-2 class presentations, a final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have a basic psychology background: e.g., PSYC105 OR [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]. Students would benefit from having a background in cognition (e.g., PSYC220), sensation and perception (e.g., PSYC222), or psycholinguistics (e.g., PSYC223), although these are not necessary.
|Instructor(s): Munro,Miles Nathan Times: .....F. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: JUDD113; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 18
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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