Guest Post: How I used a specialty microphone in a phonetics course

Our guest blogger is Garrett Mitchner, an assistant professor in the Math Department at CofC.


In the spring 2014 semester, I ran a special topics course on phonetics and speech analysis. I invited students from many majors to take it, so there were students majoring in math, physics, computer science, Spanish, and some master’s students in math. I decided to apply for a TLT Un-grant for something a bit unusual: a specialty microphone. Specifically, I got a Shure SM58 with a USB adapter.

You can read Dr. Mitchner’s full post on his blog at http://goo.gl/04bPWo  In this article you can read the full review of the microphone as well as how he ran his course on Phonetics and Speech Analysis.

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