FON3303 - Perceptual Phonetics


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2017/2018

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 1/2 2 weeks
Oral examination 1/2

Course content

This course presents theories and empirical results of speech perception research. Students will read both literature and conduct shorter listening tests to examine hypotheses pertaining to various aspects of speech perception. The results are presented in short reports that will form the basis for the take-home exam.

Learning outcome

After the course the participants:
- are familiar with speech perception theories and empirical evidence for these
- have acquired knowledge of relevant phonetic literature
- are able to present phonetic research questions and convey the results of advanced phonetic investigations on speech perception

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 laboratory exercises must be approved before the student may sit the take-home exam and the oral exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • 3-6 laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

The size of the take-home exam depends partly on the subject, but is usually between 10-20 pages (line spacing 1.5). The two parts of the exam are weighted 50-50 in the final grade. If the course is not passed, the student must retake 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
HFFON301 15.0


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Home examination and Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 1/2
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/2
Spring ORD Home examination 1/2



Spring ORD Oral examination 1/2
  • * 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.