Speech Communication

Courses Taught by Dr. Dalida Valeeva

Winter semester 2022/23

Physiological and anatomical foundations of speech production and reception (BA-KulT SK 4)

ISIS course

Module: BA-KulT SK 4

Schedule: Wednesdays, 14-16 Uhr

Exam: Presentation + Quizzes

Content: This course focuses on the anatomy and physiology of our speech apparatus. During the first half of the course, students will be introduced to the anatomy and physiology of the head, throat, and upper body. They will then explore experimental phonetic methods to measure static and dynamic traits of our most important articulators. Students will work in groups to research a topic and present this to the class in the form of an oral presentation. Each class meeting will encompass two thematically related presentations. Groups are also required to prepare a survey/quiz based on the content of their presentation to be completed by the other course participants.

Methods of Transcribing (BA-KulT SK 6)

ISIS course

Module: BA-KulT SK 6

Schedule: Wednesdays, 16-18 Uhr

Exam: Transcription of your own recording

Principles of Speech Communication: Oral Communication (MA-SK 1, MA-DAFF 1, MA-MED 1)

ISIS course

Mdules: MA-SK 1, MED 1, DaFF 1

Schedule: Tuesdays, 14-16:00

Exam: Written Exam

Oral Communication - Speech Effects

ISIS course

Modules: MA-SK 3b, MA-MED 7/3

Schedule: Wednesdays, 10-12:00

Exam: Group presentations and a written report (3-5 pages per author)

Voice and Personality (MA-SK 5b/ MA-MED 7/4)

ISIS course

Modules: MA-SK 5b, MA-MED 7/4

Schedule: Tuesdays, 16-18:00

Exam: Oral presentation and written report

Summer semester 2022

Lecture: Principles of oral communication (BA-KulT SK 4)

Requirements

Multiple choice exam

Content

  • Semiotics
  • Communication models
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Personality of voices
  • Emotions in voices
  • Phonation
  • Articulation
  • Phonology
  • Intonation
  • Hearing
  • Human computer interfaces
  • Machine learning

Literature

Sendlmeier, W. F., 2019. Sprechwirkungsforschung – Grundlagen und Anwendungen mündlicher Kommunikation.3rd revised edition. Logos Verlag: Berlin.

Seminar: Speaking styles – speaking practice (MA-SK 3b)

Students are required to give and analyze a speech under a linguistic lens

Requirements

Presentation (speech) as well as annotation and written analysis of the speech (approx. 5 pages)

Seminar: Experimental phonetics (MA-SK 4b)

Seminar: Analysis, interpretation, and speech signals: experimental phonetics (MA-SK 4b)

Format: Practical introduction to the detailed analysis of verbal speech signals using oscillograms and spectrograms

Requirements Students are required to identify the linguistic content of an utterance based on visual signal representation(s) in oscillograms and sonograms: segmentation, transcription and brief explanation.

Seminar: Voice and personality (MA-SK 5b)

ISIS course

Modules: MA-SK 5b, MA-MED 7/4

Schedule: Tuesdays, 16-18:00

Exam: Oral presentation and written report

Winter semester 2021/22

Seminar: Physiological and anatomical foundations of speech production and reception (BA-KulT SK 4)

This course focuses on the anatomy and physiology of our speech apparatus. During the first half of the course, students will be introduced to the anatomy and physiology of the head, throat, and upper body. They will then explore experimental phonetic methods to measure static and dynamic traits of our most important articulators. Students will work in groups to research a topic and present this to the class in the form of an oral presentation. Each class meeting will encompass two thematically related presentations. Groups are also required to prepare a survey/quiz based on the content of their presentation to be completed by the other course participants.

Requirements for grading: Oral presentation + participation in the surveys

Summer semester 2021

Seminar: Analysis and interpretation of speech signals: experimental phonetics (MA-SK 4b)

Format: Practical introduction to the detailed analysis of verbal speech signals using oscillograms and spectrograms

Requirements Students are required to identify the linguistic content of an utterance based on visual signal representation(s) in oscillograms and sonograms: segmentation, transcription and brief explanation.