Hong Kong short course on intonation in English (1 - 4 Sep 2008)
Catherine C Law [ENGL]
egclaw at inet.polyu.edu.hk
Fri Jul 11 06:42:41 UTC 2008
The goal of this short course is to introduce you to two computer programs, PRAAT and CORPUS TOOL, and to Intonation in the Grammar of English (which constitutes the center of gravity for the course) by Michael Halliday and William Greaves. Details of the new book Intonation in the Grammar of English can be found under: http://www.equinoxpub.com/books/showbook.asp?bkid=7
PRAAT is an excellent tool which can be used in virtually any computer for very sophisticated phonetic analysis. The instructor will make extensive use of PRAAT to introduce the patterns of English intonation.
CORPUS TOOL is a new and more powerful successor to Mick O’Donnell’s SYSTEMIC CODER. The instructor will demonstrate and use only one of the many features in the program: the creation and editing of system networks. It is far easier to do this with CORPUS TOOL than with editing programs such as Word or graphics programs such as Paint.
Bill Greaves is a Senior Scholar at York University in Toronto, where he is a member of the Glendon College English Department and the Graduate Programme in English. In collaboration with Michael Halliday he has been working on Intonation in English for about a decade. During that time he has taught courses in intonation ranging from a few days to six months in a number of countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, England, Finland, India, Israel, and Japan.
The course includes four lecture hours per day, plus "hands on" work each day in a language laboratory. Participants in the lecture will be encouraged to form "pods" around those with laptops (this has proved to be very effective).
Date: 1 – 4 September 2008 (Mon - Thu)
Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Participants can register online at the website of the workshop. The maximum number of participants is 60 and place is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
HK$400 (includes a copy of Intonation in the Grammar of English). Payment can be made online at the website of the workshop.
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