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CHIN 314 - Chinese Sounds


This course introduces phonetics (the study of how speech sounds are produced) and phonology (the study of the sound system) of modern standard Chinese. The primary goal of the course is to help students learn how Chinese sounds are produced, so that they can describe them in articulatory terms, write them out in Pinyin and the International Phonetic Alphabet, and produce them accurately. Other topics include an introduction to higher-level units of Chinese speech including words, intonation phrases, and Peking accent; the relation between tone and intonation; and comparison between Chinese and English sounds. The course should prove useful to students desiring a better understanding and acquisition of Chinese pronunciation.

Prerequisites & Notes: CHIN 103 or instructor permission.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter



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