SEL3006 : Topics in Phonological Theory
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr SJ Hannahs
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
This module explores intermediate to advanced phonological theory, focusing on analysis and argumentation in phonology relative to the topic under study. The specific topics covered will vary from year to year, depending on the current research in the field. They may include one or more of the following: Optimality Theory, opacity, multistratal vs. monostratal Optimality Theory, the role of derivational phonology, interfaces between phonology and syntax and between phonology and morphology, issues in prosodic structure.
Outline Of Syllabus
The specific topics covered will vary from year to year, depending on the current research in the field. They may include one or more of the following: Optimality Theory, opacity, multistratal vs. monostratal Optimality Theory, the role of derivational phonology, interfaces between phonology and syntax and between phonology and morphology, issues in prosodic structure. A detailed schedule will be provided at the start of the module.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||44:00||44:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||60:00||60:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||10:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||1||20:00||20:00||inc. 10 hours directed groupwork|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||30:00||30:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Directed readings help students come to grips with primary literature in phonological theory. Discussion of readings will be expected. Students will also be expected to lead discussion of papers read by the group as a whole. Private study is an important part of the module, requiring close reading of the material both in advance of seminars and as a follow-up to them. In addition to close reading of the papers assigned to the group as a whole, each student will need to spend time reading and understanding literature specifically relevant to the topic of their assessment essay.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Given that the student will be dealing with primary literature, the assessment provides a means for the student to show an understanding of the tools and methods of phonological theorising through either analysing some set of data in a fashion relevant tot he topic at hand, or presenting an informed evaluation of particular positions in the literature.