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Welcome to English Phonetics at UPRM (INGL 3227)! There are two sections for this course, one that meets on TUESDAYs and THURSDAYs and the other on MONDAYs, WEDNESDAYs, and FRIDAYs. Because of the estimated traffic on this blog, I ask you all to write down your FULL NAME and SECTION NUMBER in any site contribution.

My intention is to use this blog as a little informal complementary source to the main classroom material. I will also post updates about classroom assignments and tests on this site on the ‘feed’ window.

Phonetics is a super interesting field of linguistics that studies the properties of sounds of the languages around the world. It is useful for many areas, including education, speech therapy (ex. treating clinical speech disorders), speech recognition (ex. computational devices that recognize what we say), speech synthesis (ex. turning text into speech), forensic investigation, dialect coaching, and more! If you’re curious about what these areas entail, have a look at the blog provided by the University of Sheffield here.

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