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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 6.911 (January (IAP) 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Transcribing Prosodic Structure of Spoken Utterances with ToBI 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Alejna Brugos
    Dr. Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel
    Dr. Nanette Veilleux 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 6.911 Transcribing Prosodic Structure of Spoken Utterances with ToBI



    January (IAP) 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features a complete tutorial in the lecture notes section and references involving ToBI research in the readings section. Practice exercises and supporting files can also be downloaded in the exercises section. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.


    Course Description


    This course presents a tutorial on the ToBI (Tones and Break Indices) system, for labelling certain aspects of prosody in Mainstream American English (MAE-ToBI). The course is appropriate for undergrad or grad students with background in linguistics (phonology or phonetics), cognitive psychology (psycholinguistics), speech acoustics or music, who wish to learn about the prosody of speech, i.e. the intonation, rhythm, grouping and prominence patterns of spoken utterances, prosodic differences that signal meaning and phonetic implementation.


    Technical Requirements


    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip, .wav, .textgrid, and .xls.

     

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