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  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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