Phonetics, phonology.. say what?
In the beginning of this semester we were introduced to Denise Christina Kluge (photo), associate professor from UFPR (Universidade Federal do Paraná). She talked about her work as a phonetician and taught us about perception and pronunciation of the Brazilian Portuguese. Afterwards we took part in a test that researched our perception skills, for instance, if we were able to hear or not the difference between nasalized vowels.
Last Monday (11.03.2013) she presented the results and our average were a bit over fair or middle taken into account that we have only been studying phonetics for less than two months.
On behalf of all students from our class, I want to thank you, Denise, for your efforts. It was fun, challenging and educating. Thanks Denise!
Written by Niels Aslak Lehtonen