Summary of 英語語音學一 01. Class Overview (2020 updated)

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This video provides an overview of the 2020 class on phonetics and phonology. The video discusses the importance of pronunciation and provides resources for students who want to learn a new language. The video also covers the basics of phonology and explains how phonemes and phonotactics are related.

  • 00:00:00 The video discusses the importance of phonetics and phonology, and presents Peter Ladoffo Latifogue (1912-2006), a renowned phonetician and one of the greatest teachers of phonetics who ever lived. The textbook used in this class, which is also one of the best-selling linguistic texts in the United States, is expensive due to its popularity. However, it is well worth the price, as students can improve their pronunciation by listening to themselves speak aloud and make mistakes.
  • 00:05:00 This video provides an overview of phonetics, including how pronunciation can be difficult to understand for those without an accent. The video also discusses how dialects can differ across parts of the United States.
  • 00:10:00 The video covers the basics of English dialects and how to identify them. It also discusses how to code switch, or switch between standard English and a dialect when appropriate.
  • 00:15:00 This video provides an overview of phonetics and phonetics resources, emphasizing the importance of pronunciation and how important it is to be "quantual about phonetics." The course title has been changed to "Phonetics" from "Phonetics and Phonetic Resources" due to the fact that phonetics encompasses more than just the stressed/unstressed syllable distinction in English.
  • 00:20:00 This video introduces the concept of phonetics, and goes over some of the different fields of linguistics that phonetics falls into. It also touches on semantics, pragmatics, and how they are related to phonetics. Finally, it provides a brief overview of the main Chomskyan theory on syntax.
  • 00:25:00 This video discusses the difference between phonology and phonetics, and discusses how phonology and phonetics relate to each other. The video also discusses the basics of phonology, including the study of phonemes and phonotactics.
  • 00:30:00 Phonetics is the study of speech sounds and how they are generated in the human body. It is also the study of how speech sounds can be categorized and how they are used to form groups of geographical region, economic class, and ethnicity.
  • 00:35:00 Phonetics is the study of the production, perception, and language use of sounds. This course covers different sub-branches of phonetics, such as articulatory phonetics, acoustic phonetics, and auditory phonetics.
  • 00:40:00 In this video, you will learn about the class offered by the instructor, language and linguistics. You will see that the class covers a variety of topics, including physics, acoustics, and language usage. Second semester is a particularly fun time because you will get to play with toys and learn at the same time.
  • 00:45:00 The video provides an overview of how to improve your pronunciation by paying closer attention to the way that people say words in different dialects of languages. The main points covered are: 1. Pay attention to the way that people say words in different dialects of languages. 2. Start noticing pronunciation flaws in the people around you. 3. View it as language variation and write it down in your notes. 4. Learn from everything. 5. If you speak another dialect of Chinese, you can optionally do a pronunciation exercise.
  • 00:50:00 This video provides a brief overview of the 2020 language assignment, which is to learn how to speak a second foreign language fluently. The instructor provides resources, including a Mandarin online dictionary, English dictionary, and pronunciation guide, and explains that it is important to focus on pronunciation when learning a new language. After the video, students are asked to write an essay in which they express their feelings about the video and the language assignment.
  • 00:55:00 In this video, the class overview for the 2020-update is given. This includes an introduction to the vocal tract and articulatory organs, and the class moves on to more complicated lessons. Next Wednesday, the class will resume with more on the lips and bell.

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