NAE 213 : Phonetics and Phonology I


This course introduces students to phonetics, including the principles of how the speech sounds of English are produced, classified, and transcribed.


On completion of the course, students will:


  1. Articulation
  2. Vowels
  3. Consonants
  4. Phonological Rules
  5. Syllables
  6. Stress
  7. the Phoneme (self study)


Deterding, D H & Poedjosoedarmo, G R (1998) The Sounds of English: Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers in Southeast Asia. Singapore: Prentice Hall.

Supplementary Reading

Jones D, Roach, P & Hartman, J (1997) English Pronouncing Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Roach, P. (1991). English Phonetics and Phonology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Assessment : There is one test (30%), in which students must show they can classify the sounds of English and transcribe any word of English accurately, and an examination (70%).

Coordinator : Dr David Deterding, Room 3-03-164, tel 790 3432, e-mail