|Quiz #1 (20% of total grade
be taken in 2243 Engineering Building on Tuesday, October 19,
The lab period on Thursday, October 14, 2010 is optional and
for review. If you wish to meet during this
with John Eulenberg or Abaries Farhad, please come to
Hort Building 141 at this time.
The quiz will cover all material in the book Clinical
Edition by Lawrence D. Shriberg and Raymond D. Kent, Chapters 1
5 and Chapter 10 (Acoustic Phonetics) and will also cover
covered in all labs, including the acoustic phonetics lab.
The emphasis will be on the following:
Specifically, the test will have the following kinds of questions:
- Familiarity with all vowels, diphthongs, and consonants
covered to date
(including r-colored vowels, syllabic consonants, alveolar flap, and
- Creating and interpreting phonetic
6. Definitions. Know the vocabulary
given in the glossary at the end of each chapter or introduced in the
notes which have been passed out. For acoustic phonetics, know
amplitude, cycle, formant (frequency), frequency, piezoelectric
spectrogram, waveform, wave period. Calculate
given the length (in milliseconds or seconds) of the glottal pulse
period (t ) of a periodic speech signal (such as a vowel).
- Write phonetic
symbols corresponding to given articulatory
descriptors and supply the articulatory descriptors for given phonetic
symbols. E.g., given [i], you would match it with "high front
unrounded tense vowel"; Write
[n], for the descriptors "(lingua) alveolar sonorant nasal
consonant". Given "high front vowel", write the symbol [i]. Be able to
classify vowels as rounded/unrounded,
tense/lax, stressed/unstressed, rhotic/nonrhotic.
- Phoneme Charts (See Handouts, Also Available on
- Fill in the skeleton of the vowel chart, including labels
for "High", "High-Mid",
"Low", "Front", "Back", and "Central" with symbols placed
Include the series of r-colored vowels
and diphthongs. See handouts,
also available on course website.
- Fill in the skeleton of the consonant chart, including
all labels. See
on course website.
- Transcribe from dictation. You
will hear a word or
and you will then supply the phonetic transcription for that word or
phrase as it was dictated.
This is similar to the exercises we have done in class.
- Interpretation of phonetic transcription. You will
transcribed in IPA. Give the standard English orthographic
(spelling) of the utterance. This is similar to exercises we have done
- Interpretation of time domain and spectrographic
of the speech wave. E.g., can you tell if you're looking at a vowel or
a stop consonant? Be able to state briefly the characteristics of each,
expressed in both time domain and spectrographic representation.
Bring a calculator to make F0 calculations
(Cell phones are not to be used for this purpose).