ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION AND ASSESSMENT ________________________________________________________________________ HBET1203 ENGLISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY MAY 2013 ________________________________________________________________________ INSTRUCTIONS TO

STUDENTS 1. This assignment contains only ONE (1) question that is set in the language of the printed module for the course. 2. Answer in English. 3. Download the language version of the assignment template concerned from the MyVLE for preparation and submission of your assignment. Your assignment should be typed using 12 point Times New Roman font and 1.5 line spacing. 4. Your assignment should be between 2500 to 3000 words excluding references. The number of words should be shown at the end of your assignment. Do not copy the assignment question and instructions to your answer. 5. You must submit your assignment ON-LINE via the MyVLE. Refer to the portal for instructions on the procedures to submit your assignment on-line. You are advised to keep a copy of your submitted assignment for personal reference. 6. You can submit your assignment ONCE only in a SINGLE file. 7. Your assignment must be submitted between 09th July – 17th July 2013. Submission after 17th July 2013 will NOT be accepted. 8. Your assignment should be prepared individually. You should not copy another person’s assignment. You should also not plagiarise another person’s work as your own.

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PLAGIARISM : MARKS DEDUCTION Warning : The submitted assignment will automatically undergo a similarity check. Assignments with 31 . You would be informed of the assignment mark before the Final Semester Examination commences. Assignments with more than 50% overlap with others: Zero mark would be given.EVALUATION This assignment accounts for 40% of the marks for the course mentioned and shall be assessed based on the Rubrics or Answer Scheme.50 % overlap with others: 40% deduction from the total marks scored. 2 . If plagiarism is detected.30 % overlap with others: 20% deduction from the total marks scored. marks would be deducted as follows:    Assignments with 10 .

Write a report of not more than 2500 words covering the following aspects: 1.0 2. and provide as many examples as possible from the transcribed data.ASSIGNMENT QUESTION Find a student whose pronunciation you would like to work on.0 The Student / Subject The Data – The Reading Passage.0 Explanation of possible causes for the pronunciation problem.html http://rishida.net/scripts/pickers/ipa/ From the pronunciation difficulties diagnosed. Record this person reading a short passage (about 200 words).ac. Analyse the transcription and diagnose the student’s pronunciation difficulties. [Total: 40 marks] ____________________________________________________________________________ END OF PAGE 3 . Orthographic and Phonemic Transcription Analysis and discussion of pronunciation features and problems (consonants or vowel) 4. Transcribe the recorded data.arts. You will have to write generalisations of the pronunciation difficulties you have discovered.gla. Make sure you get a clear recording. The following websites may prove useful for downloading IPA fonts for your computer: http://www.uk/ipa/index. select two (or three) segmental or suprasegmental aspects and discuss why you think these features of pronunciation are important to correct.0 3.

There are a many major errors. They are adequately supported with evidence from recordings Explanation of possible causes for the pronunciation problem 3 Unconvincing explanation of causes for the pronunciation problem 2 The recording is transcribed satisfactorily well using the ortographic and phonemic transcription symbols. There are too many major errors in transcription.RUBRICS ASSIGNMENT SUBJECT CODE : HBET 1203 (English Phonetics & Phonology) SEMESTER : May 2013 Missing Item Weak Partially Meets Standards Meets Standard Exceeds Standard Criteria Weight Transcription of the recorded data using ortographic and phonemic transcription symbols 1. They are very well supported with evidence from recordings Most convincing and very detailed explanation of causes for the pronunciation problem Max Marks 6 16 12 4 . They are quite well supported with evidence from recordings Convincing and thorough explanation of causes for the pronunciation problem 4 The recording is well transcribed using the ortographic and phonemic transcription symbols 4 pronunciation features and difficulties have been identified from the data. 1 pronunciation features or difficulties (either one only) have been identified from the data.5 0 The recording is badly transcribed. They are satisfactorily supported with evidence from recordings Adequate explanation Good explanation of of causes for the causes for the pronunciation problem pronunciation problem 3 The recording is quite well transcribed using the ortographic and phonemic transcription symbols. There are a few minor errors. 3 pronunciation features and difficulties have been identified from the data. 2 pronunciation features or difficulties (either one only) have been identified from the data. Analysis and discussion of pronunciation features and problems 4 The pronunciation features or difficulties (either one) identified are not supported with evidence from recordings 1 The recording is transcribed adequately well using the ortographic and phonemic transcription symbols. There are a many minor errors.

Most references are cited using correct APA format. The conclusion is strong. 1 There is no clear conclusion. Many references are cited using correct APA format. 2 TOTAL MARKS 40 5 . 4 Organisation 0. All references are cited using correct APA format.Conclusion . content and evaluation.why it is important to correct No conclusion provided. content and evaluation. the paper just ends. The conclusion ties up/brings together the introduction. Well summarised. It ties up/ brings together the introduction. Some references are not cited using correct APA format. Well summarised. content and evaluation.5 References are poor / not cited using the APA format. The conclusion is recognisable. but does not tie up introduction.

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