March 8, 2012 8:08 PM Subscribe
Is it possible to learn college-level phonetics and phonology on one's own? Bonus: online?
posted by jweed to education (7 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I missed the boat on taking my university's Phonetics and Phonology course when I was in college. These days, I'm an interested amateur: I can noodle my way around IPA and know the basic articulatory differences between common vowel and consonant sounds, but that's about it. I'd love to be at a place where I could understand the subject on the level of, say, a linguistics undergrad.
I've heard that it's basically impossible to learn phonetics without a teacher, but nothing is impossible on metafilter. Can I do it? Can I learn what I would have learned in that class on my own? Can I do it online or at least on the cheap? Gimme the juice, hive mind.