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Module

SEL2000 : Phonological Theory

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Rory Turnbull
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

A course in intermediate phonology, this module builds on the foundations laid in SEL1027 and SEL1028, introducing theoretical models of phonology. The aim is for students to investigate a number of phonological models, including both derivational and optimality theoretic, in order for them to come to an understanding of how evidence and argumentation are used in phonological theory building.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics:
1. Review of phonetics and phonology
2. Alternations
3. Phonemic analysis
4. Distinctive features
5. Rule interactions
6. Syllables, stress and tone
7. Constraint-based analysis
8. Theory comparison

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable