SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Intermediate Phonology

Module Code:
152900062
Credits:
15
Year of study:
Year 2 or Year 3
Taught in:
Term 1

Prerequisites

Introduction to Phonology

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

Learning outcomes for the course include: a knowledge of a range of phonological issues in various languages; practical ability in phonological analysis; an ability to apply a developed phonological analysis to a range of languages; further familiarity with phonological theories with different architectural or analytical assumptions.

Workload

Total of 10 weeks teaching with 2 hours per week classroom contact.

Scope and syllabus

The course covers theoretical approaches in phonological analyses and builds upon the Introduction to Phonology course. The syllabus will advance students’ knowledge of phonology by presenting the development of phonological theory and its motivations along with providing students with an in-depth understanding of further areas in theoretical phonology. The course will provide an opportunity to critically analyse theoretical approaches to phonological data, allow students a forum in which to evaluate theoretical approaches and issues, and enhance students’ critical reading and language analysis skills.

Method of assessment

This course is examined by coursework only.  An assignment of 1,000 words to be submitted in week 6, in the term and on the day in which the course is taught (20%); an assignment of 1,000 words to be submitted in week 10, in the term and on the day in which the course is taught (20%); an assignment of 3,000 words to be submitted in week 1, in the term following the one in which the course is taught (60%).

Suggested reading

The reading list for this course will be made available from the convenor at the beginning of the course.

Disclaimer

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