The details
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
28 October 2019


Requisites for this module


LG219, LG353

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 QV3C English Language and History (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),
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 L390 English Language and Sociology (Including Year Abroad),
BA LQ31 English Language and Sociology,
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)

Module description

This module builds on the knowledge acquired by students in LG110-4-AU reinforcing the cognitive aspect of spoken language, the types of principles that determine how sounds combine to make up words in different languages, and the interaction between word formation and phonology.

Module aims

The aim of the module is to familiarise students with foundational topics in phonological theory, and the application of theory to the understanding of sound patterns in diverse languages.

Module learning outcomes

Students will be able to use the tools of modern phonological theory to analyse phenomena such as allophony, morphophonemic alternations, and syllable structure in a wide variety of languages.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

2 hours per week lecture including interactive discussion


  • Hayes, Bruce. (2009) Introductory phonology, Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. vol. Blackwell textbooks in linguistics

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   Data Analysis  25/11/2019   
Coursework   Report  13/01/2020   

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Thais Alves Da Silva, email: ta19230@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Yuni Kim, 4.209, 2082, y.kim@essex.ac.uk
Dr Thais Alves Da Silca, Office 4.209, ext 2082, email ta19230@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 18 (90%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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