Re: ergent help needed with phonetic transcriptions
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I did my undergrad in language teaching, and was exempt from the transcriptions, only just pronouncing the sounds directly, which seemed fair. However, I feel this might not have been a good idea, as I am currently doing a masters at Cambridge, and can't get much out of the phonological theory course, as even the instructor acknowledges that some theories, such as autosegment, or geometric phonology are visual. I definitely don't want to skimp on the understanding of the phonological theories as a potential professor, I don't want to have defesits in my knowledge of linguistics in any field.
On 11/28/2018 1:24 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
If you want my serious recommendation it would be to have a sit-down with your department head, and any other faculty in your program, and ask them their opinion as to a path through a linguistics degree, particularly an advanced one, without phonetic transcription being a big part of it.