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Linguistics 6: Advanced English Phonology



In this course we will consider some recent developments in phonological theory. Topics to be discussed will be drawn from feature geometry, dependency phonology and government phonology, with particular attention to their importance for the study of English phonology.

Teaching method

Two hour seminar per week.

Admission requirements

A pass mark for Linguistics 5pho or similar course.

Course objectives

Students become acquainted with a particular theoretical approach to phonology, and apply this to English data.

Required reading

  • J. Harris (1994), English sound structure, Oxford: Blackwell.

Test method

One in-term written assignment (30%), final written examination (70%).

Time table

The timetable will be available from June 1st on the Internet.


English Department, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 102c. Phone: 071 527 2144, or by mail:


Students can register through U-twist before 15 July. After 15 July students can only register through the Departmental Office.


There will be no Blackboard site available.