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Phonology I

Vak
2020-2021

Admission requirements

Not applicable.

Description

This courses introduces the linguistic subfield of Phonology. Phonology deals with the knowledge and representations of the sound structure of language. The sound structure involves phonemes, features, syllables, stress and tone. These basic concepts will be introduced and the techniques of a phonological analysis will be explained and practised in small workgroups.

Course objectives

Upon sucessful completion of the course, students are able to demonstrate elementary knowledge of:

  • features and their role in phonological processes and sound inventories

  • syllable structure

  • stress systems

  • tone

They are also able to, at an elementary level:

  • analyze phonological alternations

  • syllabify sound sequences

  • analyze stress systems

Timetable

Linguistics (BA)

Mode of instruction

  • Lecture

  • Workgroup

Assessment method

Assessment

Weekly homework assignments. These have to be handed in weekly in order to be admitted to the midterm exam.

Midterm take home exam containing short open questions
Final exam containing short open questions and essay questions

Weighing

Midterm exam: 30%
Final exam: 70%
In order to pass the grade for the final exam has to be 5.5 or higher.

Resit

A resit is possible for the final exam.

inspection and feedback

Reviews will be organized on an individual basis within 30 days after publication of the exam results.

Reading list

Hayes, B. (2009) Introductory Phonology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available on this website

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

not applicable

Contact

For questions about the content of the course, please contact the teacher: Claartje Levelt

Education Administration Office Reuvensplaats

Coordinator of Studies

Remarks

This course is open to students from the BA Linguistics only.

First year’s students BA Linguistics will be enrolled in the seminars of this course by the Education Administration Office.