20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module aims to examine phonological theories and the data on which they are constructed, exploring phonological organisation and processes in different languages. Segmental and prosodic (e.g. syllable-based) phenomena will be investigated, using rule- and constraint-based frameworks. As well as being a core part of theoretical linguistics, an understanding of phonology is essential to the studies of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, speech pathologies, language acquisition, and computerised speech synthesis and recognition technologies.

Staff Contact: SEN RANJAN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing

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