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.
Upon sucessful completion of the course, students are able to demonstrate elementary knowledge of:
features and their role in phonological processes and sound inventories
They are also able to, at an elementary level:
analyze phonological alternations
syllabify sound sequences
analyze stress systems
Mode of instruction
Total course load 140 hours
Lectures: 13 hours
Workgroups (compulsory): 13 hours
Study of compulsory literature: 31 hours
Assignment(s): 31 hours
Preparation exams: 48 hours
Exam(s): 4 hours
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
midterm exam: 30%
final exam: 70%
In order to pass the grade for the final exam has to be 5.5 or higher.
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.
Blackboard will be used for:
Robert Kennedy (2017). Phonology, a coursebook. Cambridge University Press.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on this website
For questions about the content of the course, please contact the teacher: Claartje Levelt
E-mail address Education Administration Office van Wijkplaats: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.