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Methods in Speech Processing


Admission requirements

A completed introduction to experimental phonetics.


In this laboratory practice students are introduced in common techniques, equipment and sofware used in experimental linguistics (with an emphasis on phonetics), e.g. PRAAT and E-Prime, by ways of practical assigments.

Course objectives

Knowledge and insight in the equipment and software (e.g. PRAAT, E-Prime) used in experimental linguistic/phonetic research
Knowledge how to use the techniques and software in practical applications.
Flexible use of the techniques and software in different situations
Add features to the software using simple scripts


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Mode of instruction


Course Load

The course load of this course is 140 hours.
Hours spent on attending lectures and seminars: 14 x 2 = 28 hours
Time for studying the compulsory literature: 14 x 2= 28 hours
Time to setup and complete a weekly experiment: 14 x 4 = 56 hours
Time to write/correct a comprehensive report 14 x 2= 28 hours

Assessment Method

Obligatory attendance 20%
Weekly practical assignments 20%
Weekly written report on the way the practical assignment was performed 60%

Exam Review

Students are entitled to view their marked examination within a period of 30 days, following publication of the results of a written examination.

Inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

The syllabus “Analysis and Synthesis of Speech” (can be obtained at Studiepunt).

Brightspace will be used to provide students with an overview of current affairs, as well as specific information about (components of) the course.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website

**When registering, students that are registered for the specialisation that this course belongs to, or the Research Master, take priority. The deadline for registration is August 15. All other students should contact the coordinator of studies.


Education Administration Office Reuvensplaats

E-mail address Education Administration Office Reuvensplaats:

Coordinator of Studies