This programme introduces students to the central concepts and the analytic techniques in speech science and language processing. It explores the inherent structure of language and how speech is produced and used in communication, addressing both the theoretical issues and the practical skills needed to analyse and model the processes involved. As the programme is situated at an intersection of disciplines, applicants are invited from a variety of disciplines, including engineering, computer science, linguistics, psychology, speech pathology and related areas. Students take six modules and undertake a research project leading to a 15,000 word dissertation. Four core modules are mandatory and two are elective options.
Core Modules: Speech Processing 1: spectral analysis Formal foundations of linguistic theories Laboratory Phonetics and Phonology Computational theories of grammar and meaning
The elective courses may include: History and Globalisation of English Corpus Linguistics Technology, Language, and Communication Speech Production, Hearing and Perception Advanced Syntactic Theory Speech Processing 2: acoustic modelling Bilingualism and the Maintenance of Irish Multilingualism
Applicants are normally required to possess a good primary degree or equivalent qualification. Previous knowledge of the field of speech and language processing is not a requirement. Students who are not native speakers of English are expected to attend the orientation course in English for Academic Purposes in the CLCS in the month preceding the start of the academic year. Applicants must complete the Personal Statement section of the application form and explain their motivation in applying for their chosen course(s).
Full-time €7,470 EU / €15,950 non-EU; part-time €4,895 EU / €9,075 non-EU
Recipient: Trinity College Dublin
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