Module Catalogue 2022/23

SEL3006 : Topics in Phonological Theory

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Guilherme Duarte Garcia
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Code Title
SEL2000Phonological Theory
Pre Requisite Comment

N/A

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

none

Aims

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: Laboratory Phonology, the phonetics-phonology interface, intonation and prosody, empirical foundations, computational phonology.

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: Laboratory Phonology, the phonetics-phonology interface, intonation and prosody, empirical foundations, computational phonology. A detailed schedule will be provided at the start of the module.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

An understanding of the aims, methods, and concepts of the theories studied relative to the issues covered.
A facility with the technical vocabulary of theoretical phonology
An ability to evaluate the empirical content of hypotheses concerning phonological theory and analysis.

Intended Skill Outcomes

Analysis and interpretation of data
Constructive argumentation and critical evaluation of results in a phonological framework
Learning to deal with counterevidence and complex argumentation.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture221:0022:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion147:0047:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading160:0060:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching111:0011:00N/A
Guided Independent StudySkills practice110:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity120:0020:00inc. 10 hours directed groupwork
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study130:0030:00N/A
Total200:00
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.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2A702500 words
Written exercise2M301000-word written exercise
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation2Mguided discussion
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 to the topic at hand, or presenting an informed evaluation of particular positions in the literature.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

N/A

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