I’m teaching a seminar crash course in linguistics to first year undergrads next term. It’s just 3 one hour lectures, and should be fun and engaging. I want it to be hands-on, and give students a chance to become familiar with some techniques, even if they lack the theoretical background still. These are diverse students, not just would-be linguists.
With that in mind, what are some instructional preferably group) activities we could do with Praat which would give students some insight into the complexity and intrigue related to Phonetics/Phonology ? I’m looking for activities we can start in class together but the students can complete as homework for the next lecture ...
Your creative ideas and experiences are appreciated! I’ve never taught a course of total novices before.