First year’ students BA Linguistics will be enrolled in the tutorials of this course by the Education Administration Office. Other students should first contact the coordinator of studies, Else van Dijk. Self-enrollment is not possible for this course.
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, using Bruce Hayes' book Introductory Phonology. 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: 26 hours
Preparation tutorials: 38 hours
Study of compulsory literature: 26 hours
Preparation exam: 48 hours
Exam(s): 4 hours
midterm: written exam with short open questions
final: written exam with short open questions and essay questions
midterm exam: 30%
final exam: 70%
the final exam should be 5.5 or higher
There is a resit for the final exam
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.
Blackboard will be used for:
Bruce Hayes (2008): Introductory Phonology. Wiley-Blackwell
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-mailaddress Education Administration Office van Wijkplaats: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator of Studies: Else van Dijk