Phonology (LNGS2621)


This unit will provide a foundation in the principles and methods of linguistic argumentation particularly with respect to phonological analysis and the interaction of phonetics and phonology. Topics include: basic phonological analysis; distinctive features, underlying representations, abstractness, rules and constraints, the role and function of prosodic structure: the prosodic hierarchy syllables, tone and stress, markedness.

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2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


5x400wd problem sets (45%), 1x1000wd mid-term exam (20%), 1x2000wd final exam (35%)

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