Linguistics 4: The Phonology of English

Course description Linguistics 4: The Phonology of English
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5622VTK4
Teacher(s):
  • Prof.dr. J. Grijzenhout
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 300
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • Yes Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

A pass mark for Linguistics 1 and Linguistics 2 or equivalent.

Description

This course is concerned with the relationship between phonetic and phonological structure in English, building on the material considered in Linguistics 1: The Phonetics of English. The focus of the course will be on the internal structure of speech sounds, on the phonological organisation of these sounds into syllables and on the relationship between phonology and the structure of morphologically complex words.

Course objectives

  • Students are acquainted with the allophonic properties of English speech sounds.
  • Students have a basic knowledge of the phonological representation of segments and syllables, and of segmental processes such as assimilation.
  • Students have insight into the relationship between phonology and the structure of morphologically complex words.

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA English website

Mode of instruction

Lecture (1 hour p/w)
Seminar (1 hour p/w)

Course Load

  • Hours spent on attending lectures and seminars: 26
  • Time for preparing homework (reading + exercises): 34
  • Time to prepare for written assignment, quiz and exam: 80

Assessment method

Assessment

Mid-term written assignment, in-term quiz and end-of-term exam.

Weighing

  • Mid-term written assignment: 15%
  • In-term quiz: 15%
  • End-of-term exam (70%)

If the quiz mark is lower than the exam mark, the quiz mark will not be taken into account and the exam mark will count towards 85% of the final mark (the assignment counts towards 15% of the final mark).
A minimum mark of 5.5 for the written assignment and the exam.

Resit

There is no resit for the in-term quiz. The end-of-term exam and mid-term written assignment can be retaken if one or both grades are below a 5.5

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

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.

Blackboard

Blackboard

Reading list

Carr, Philip (2013). English Phonetics and Phonology: An Introduction (2nd edn.). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

The first edition of this book (1999) is out of date and is not compatible with the second edition.

You should also have in your possession the following, which was used in Linguistics 1: Collins, Beverley & Inger Mees (1998). Working With the Phonetics of English and Dutch (4th edn.). Leiden: Brill.

Other reading will be provided.

Registration

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

Registration Contractonderwijs

Contact

Please contact Student administration van Eyckhof for questions.

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