FON3301 - Segmentation and Articulatory Interpretation of Speech Signals


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2017/2018

Course content

This course addresses the problem of segmentation, i.e. the question of how linguistic units in an utterance such as words, syllables and phonemes can be mapped onto parts of a speech signal. A central question is how to use the acoustic signal to determine the articulation that led to the acoustic result.

Learning outcome

After the course the participants:
- have good practical skills to map the linguistic units of an utterance like words, syllables and phonemes onto speech signals
- have a thorough theoretical understanding of the relationship between properties of the acoustic signal and the articulatory processes that caused them
- have good practical skills in interpreting speech signals in articulatory terms

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 laboratory exercises must be approved before the student can sit the written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • 5-10 laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

In special cases, students may send an application for a take-home exam 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.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFFON210 15.0


Detailed timetable


  • * 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.