Course Code: TI118 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Applied Modern Languages • Field of study: Translation and interpretation
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Alexandru Gabriel Petrovici
Seminar tutor: Alexandru Gabriel Petrovici
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

Definition, description and explanation of key concepts, theories, methods specific to the study of English;
Using concepts specific to the field in order to explain the fundamental linguistic phenomena specific to the field;
Application of principles, basic rules for understanding a written / oral or to express in writing/ orally in an appropriate manner, respectively, taking into account all elements involved (linguistic, socio-linguistic, pragmatic, semantic, and stylistic).

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

Introductory course – General presentation of the course Unit 1 – Phonetics versus Phonology Unit 2 - Overview: Phonetic Alphabet and Speech Anatomy. Unit 3 - Sounds, spellings and symbols Unit 4 - The phoneme: the same but different Unit 5 - Describing English consonants Unit 6 - Defining distributions: consonant allophones Unit 7 - Criteria for contrast: the phoneme system Unit 8 - Describing vowels Unit 9 - Vowel phonemes Unit 10 - Variation between accents Unit 11 - Syllables Unit 12 - The word and above (1) Unit 13 – The word and above (2)

Teaching methods:

Elicitation, Cooperative learning, Discussion and survey, Team-based learning, Active learning systems, Active listening.

Learning outcomes:

Developing some understanding of the role of logic and discourse representation as a tool in describing and analysing English Phonetics and Phonology; having been introduced to, and reflected upon, a number of key topics in phonetics&lexicology; having developed critical reading skills and ability to initiate own research.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Combined oral and written examination to verify the quality and correctness of information assimilated. (50%+50%).

Recommended reading:

Battistella, Edwin L. (2005), Bad language: Are some words better than others? Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Carr, Philip (1999), English Phonetics and Phonology: An Introduction, Oxford:Blackwell.
Catford, John C. (2002). A practical introduction to phonetics. New York: Oxford University Press.
Crystal, David. (2008). A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics (6th ed.). New York: Wiley Blackwell.
Davenport, Mike and S. J. Hannahs (1998), Introducing Phonetics and Phonology,London: Arnold.