FON1132 - Physiological Phonetics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 6 hours

Course content

This course covers the anatomical, physiological and neurological basis of articulation and auditory perception. Topics dealt with include the anatomy of the lungs, the larynx, the mouth and nose cavities, and the ear. Human speech production will be taught taking the properties of the speech organs as a point of departure.

Learning outcome

After the course the participants:
- have knowledge about the anatomy of the lungs, larynx, mouth and nose cavities, and the ear
- have obtained an understanding of human speech production in light of the speech organs’ anatomy and physiology
- have obtained an understanding of the biological foundations of human speech production

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group instructions and laboratory exercises with supervision. The course may be taught in English or Norwegian, depending on who is teaching it.
Obligatory assignments and laboratory exercises have to be approved before the student may sit the written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • 2-4 written exercises
  • 3-6 lab exercises

Further on evaluation

Assessment: written exam. In spescial cases the student can be granted oral exam after application to the Department. If the candidate does not pass the exam there is no need to deliver new assignments in order to qualify for another first retry.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of term.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2017-11-29 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 2018-06-04 09:00
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.