FON1133 - Acoustic Phonetics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 1/2 3 hours
Portfolio assessment 1/2

Course content

The course gives a basic introduction to the acoustic theory on the formation of speech sounds, by minimal use of mathematics, and the students learn how to analyse speech signals according to this theory.

Learning outcome

After the course the participants:
- understand the principles of the acoustic analysis of speech signals
- have acquired knowledge about the acoustic theory of speech sound production
- are able to treat speech signals in light of this theory
- are able to interpret acoustic representations of speech

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.

Mandatory exercises must be approved before the final grade is given.

Compulsory assignments

  • 6-9 laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Portfolio (3 written assignments) and 3-hour final exam. In special cases, students can send an application to the Department for an oral exam instead of a written exam. If the candidate does not pass the exam there is no need to deliver new assignments in order to qualify for another first retry.
The three written assignments in the portfolio are three of the mandatory exercises. Each assignment is assessed individually, but the final grade is based on an overall assessment. In the final grade, the portfolio counts 50% and the oral test 50%. Both the final exam and the portfolio must be passed in order to pass the course. If the course is not passed, the student retakes the part(s) which he/she failed.

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.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FON1125 15.0 2014-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 1/2
Autumn ORD Written examination 1/2 2017-11-29 09:00
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 1/2


Spring ORD Written examination 1/2 2018-06-09 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.