UCJNCOBP03 Phonetics and Phonology

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jana Nálepová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jana Nálepová, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Wed 10:35–11:20 PrPed
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The lesson aims to explain all phonetic (phonological) terms and phenomena that are important for understanding the German phonological system. Part of this basic course is an explanation of speech formation, the problem of German vocalism and consonantism, word and sentence stress, and intonation. Special attention is paid to assimilation phenomena, which often represent sources of pronunciation errors. The theoretical interpretation is also devoted to the issue of pronunciation errors.
Learning outcomes
Tests on individual topics, text transcription, aloud reading of an unknown text
  • 1. Basic terms 2. Phonetic transcription 3. Speaking 4. Consonants 5. Vowels 6. Diphthongs 7. Pronunciation of vowels 8. Consonants I 9. Consonants II 10. Assimilation, reduction 11. Intonation, melody 12. Accent 13. Summary, evaluation
Teaching methods
Lecture, exercise, portfolio
Assessment methods
Subject tests, portfolio, transcription of text, reading aloud of unfamiliar text
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Teacher's information
Study support in moodle should help you not only at the beginning of your studies, but we hope that some of the knowledge and experience gained thanks to the development of individual tasks will also support you in your further studies and self-education.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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