Study in Phonetics such as included in LN521.312



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit introduces students to phonological theory and analysis. Major topics covered include: analysis of the segmental and suprasegmental features of languages in terms of contrast, complementary distribution, free fluctuation; syllable structure; suprasegmentals including stress and tone; morpheme alternation; distinctive features. At each point an awareness of analytical principles, phonological universals and common phonological processes, such as varieties of assimilation, is built up. Students will develop their understanding through analysis of a wide range of language data. By the end of the unit students should have an understanding of the phonological principles and methodology that informs orthographic choices in a language community as well as the ability to formulate and assess viable and checkable hypotheses.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching sessions that include: lectures, discussions, demonstrations, learning activities, computer workshops, and exercises using relevant data from a variety of languages. Tutorial sessions that include: analysing data, take home assignments, analysis of a body of data with consultation help, and reading relevant to topics covered.

Unit offerings

Face to face:

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.