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Linguistics 5: Advanced Phonology


Admission requirements

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


In this course we will be concerned not only with the phonology of English, but also with the phonology of many other languages. While it is obvious that languages differ from each other, we will see that they are also similar in certain important respects. How are these differences and similarities accounted for in phonological theory?

Course objectives

Insight into 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 exam.


Written exam (100%)


If the final grade is insufficient students may resit the exam.

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.


Attendance is compulsory. Missing more than three tutorials means that students will be excluded from taking the exam (or essay or other assignments) and resits. Consequently, the course cannot be completed during that particular academic year. Unauthorized absence also applies to being unprepared and/or not bringing the relevant course materials to class.


This course is supported by Blackboard.

Reading list

Kennedy, Robert (2017). Phonology: A Coursebook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Students other than BA English language and culture studies need permission from the coordinator of studies before enrolling.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable


Please contact Student administration van Eyckhof for questions.