Approaches to Phonology
- Module Code:
- Module Not Running 2020/2021
- FHEQ Level:
- Taught in:
- Term 1
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
At the end of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate…
- The ability to observe, describe and analyse a range of different phonological processes
- Familiarity with different types of phonological processes
- An understanding of what trigger a process, the changes involved and the different contexts of application
- The ability to identify the kinds of data needed to fill gaps in an analysis
- Evaluate the differences between ways of representing the internal representation of segments (features, elements)
- Familiarity with syllabic structure (generative, government phonology)
Total of 10 weeks teaching with 2 hours classroom contact per week consisting of lecture.
Scope and syllabus
This module is intended to familiarise students with a wide range of phonological processes observed in a vast variety of languages and with different phonological theories. Emphasis is given to the internal representation of segments, syllabic structure and autosegmental processes.
Method of assessment
A data analysis of 500 words to be submitted by the end of the teaching day in Week 6 (20%); a data analysis of 500 words to be submitted by the end of the teaching day in Week 9 (20%); a data analysis/essay of 2500-3000 to be submitted on Friday of Week 1 of the following term (60%).
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