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Linguistics 5: Advanced English Phonology


Admission requirements

A pass mark for Linguistics 4: The Phonology of English (or similar course).


In this course we will consider a number of recent developments in phonological theory from the perspective of the framework of Government Phonology, with particular attention to their importance for the study of English phonology.

Course objectives

  • Insight into a number of recent developments in generative phonology

  • Insight into the importance of data in phonological theorising

  • Insight into structural aspects of segments and syllables


The timetable is available on the BA English website

Mode of instruction

Two-hour tutorial per week

Course Load

The course load of this course is 140 hours.

  • 14 hours spent on attending lectures and seminars:

  • 66 hours for studying the compulsory literature

  • 60 hours to prepare for the exam

Assessment method

  • written examination

If the final grade is 5 or less students may resit the exam.

Attendance is compulsory. Unauthorized absence will mean that you cannot take part in the relevant exam(s).


This course is supported by Blackboard.

Reading list

  • Harris, John (1994). English Sound Structure. Blackwell.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory. Please note that students other than BA English language and culture studies will have to have permission from the coordinator of studies before enrolling.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

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