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Learning About the Larynx

Linguistics students use hands-on approach to learn about speech production


On Saturday, April 12, 2017 members of the Verbatim Undergraduate Linguistics Society embarked on the club's Annual Larynx Field Trip. The Larynx Field Trip is an annual guided tour of the cadaver lab at the Foothills Hospital, organized by members of the Verbatim executive team and led by an anatomy professor and a phonetician.

As with previous years, the students were given a tour of the anatomy laboratory at the Heritage Medical Research Building in the Foothills Hospital. Led by clinical pathologist and anatomy instructor Dr. Harry Peery and phonetician Dr. Stephen Winters (Linguistics, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures), students were provided with detailed information about human speech organs and the physiology behind speech.
As part of this learning experience, students were also given the unique opportunity to observe and handle larynx and lung structures of human anatomical specimens.


     Students with clinical pathologist ananatomy instructor Dr. Harry Peery