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This subject develops students’ foundational understanding of the anatomy and physiology involved in voice production and speech. Students will explore current theoretical approaches and industry best practice in the fields of vocal health, professional vocal maintenance, and common voice disorders in performance applications. With a focus on developing deep listening and speech transcription skills using the International Phonetic Alphabet, students will begin to identify idiosyncratic speech habits in themselves and others. The subject will be delivered through a mix of lectures and tutorials. In the first half of semester students will research current trends in theoretical discourse and best practice in the field before applying this knowledge to practical learning in phonetics and aural identification (including regional accent identification and idiosyncratic speech habits).
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Identify the anatomical structures and physiological processes involved in vocal production;
- Apply key components of the International Phonetic Alphabet to transcribe speech;
- Research and critically reflect on current theory in vocal health, professional vocal maintenance and common voice disorders.
Last updated: 20 November 2019