RUSS 008A. Russian Phonetics
(Cross-listed as LING 008A )
This course does not require any previous knowledge of Russian. It was originally conceptualized as an opportunity for students of Russian to develop their pronunciation; however, it will also allow linguists to put theory into practice with the pursuit of the acquisition of Russian phonetics. This is ultimately a practical course; therefore, attention will be focused on resetting the default positions of the tongue, jaw and lips (or, as the Russians have it, the "articulation foundation"). Work on the production of the individual phonemes will be followed by the study of phonetic rules, which govern the production of consecutive sounds in word and phrases, and by the study of intonational constructions.
Fall 2017. Yordanova.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Russian
Department website: http://swarthmore.edu/russian
Check the Spring 2018 Schedule of Courses