LG110-4-SP-CO:
Sounds

The details
2020/21
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
15
22 January 2021

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

LG222, LG353, LG357, LG404

Key module for

BA QX31 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL),
BA QX41 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Foundation Year),
BA QX51 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Placement Year),
BA QXH1 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ13 English Language and Linguistics,
BA QQ15 English Language and Linguistics (Including Placement Year),
BA QQ16 English Language and Linguistics (Including Foundation Year),
BA QQ3D English Language and Linguistics (Including Year Abroad),
MLINQA15 English Language and Lingistics (Including Placement Year),
MLINQA16 English Language and Linguistics (Including Year Abroad),
MLINQQ14 English Language and Linguistics,
BA QQ23 English Language and Literature,
BA QQ24 English Language and Literature (Including Foundation Year),
BA QQ32 English Language and Literature (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ35 English Language and Literature (Including Placement Year),
BA Q100 Linguistics,
BA Q101 Linguistics (Including Year Abroad),
BA Q102 Linguistics (Including Foundation Year),
BA Q103 Linguistics (Including Placement Year),
BA RQ93 Modern Languages and English Language,
BA RQ99 Modern Languages and English Language (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RQ91 Modern Languages and Linguistics,
BA RQ98 Modern Languages and Linguistics (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA R8T8 Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RX91 Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language,
BA QP10 English Language with Media Communication,
BA QP11 English Language with Media Communication (Including Year Abroad),
BA QP12 English Language with Media Communication (Including Placement Year),
BA R114 Language Studies and Linguistics,
BA R115 Language Studies and Linguistics (Including Foundation Year),
BA R116 Language Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language,
BA R117 Language Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

This module introduces students to the production of language sounds and their distribution in words, in particular, but not exclusively, in English. It introduces the basic principles of phonology and builds the knowledge required to understand and begin to analyse sound systems, including the unconscious sets of rules that alter the pronunciations of sounds in specific contexts.

Module aims

The module aims to introduce students to the fields of phonetics and phonology, with particular reference to English.

Module learning outcomes

Students will understand the production of language sounds and be able to use the International Phonetic Alphabet to transcribe spoken English. Students will have a foundation in the analysis of sound systems and the rules that govern them.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

2 hours per week. Confirmed details will be announced at the start of the academic year.

Bibliography

  • Collins, Beverley; Mees, Inger M. (2013) Practical phonetics and phonology: a resource book for students, Abingdon: Routledge. vol. Routledge English language introductions

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Assignment 1    25% 
Coursework   Assignment 2    25% 
Coursework   Assignment 3    50% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Faith Chiu, email: f.chiu@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Faith Chiu
Dr Faith Chiu, 4.209, +44 (0) 1206 872082, f.chiu@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Dr Lynne Julie Cahill
University of Sussex
Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 1785 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
1785 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Language and Linguistics

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