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Assessment Criteria: 

Has mastered the tools used to identify, analyze, and display instrumental and statistical linguistic data.

Growth Activities

The following activities have been identified to achieve comptency in Instrumental Analysis in levels from Learner to Expert.


Learn to use a speech analysis tool to identify pitch melodies, frequencies, and length of utterances.


Learn to use and teach instrumental audio analysis tools (such as Praat or Speech Analyzer) to identify and quantify the qualities and parameters of spoken utterances.


Assist users with scripting to process and aggregate instrumental analysis data.


Assist users with statistical computing (such as R) to calculate meaningful statistics to test hypotheses and display the results graphically.