Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
05 October 2023
Requisites for this module
MA Q16012 English Language and Linguistics,
MA Q10012 Linguistics
Within this modules we aim to ensure that you are given the necessary tools to undertake phonological description, providing the theoretical background which will help you to develop skills in the analysis of data and the formulation and solving of problems, together with the appraisal of existing theories and analyses.
• To familiarise students with the main tools and methods of current phonological theories
• To explore and analyse phonological data from a wide variety of typologically diverse languages
• To develop critical-thinking skills of comparing competing analyses and evaluating phonological argumentation
By the end of the module, students will be able to:
1. Describe phonological patterns using a sophisticated range of parameters
2. Develop and implement formal analyses of phonological data within current theories
3. Evaluate the soundness of phonological analyses using appropriate evidence and argumentation
No additional information available.
A two-hour class each week involving both lecture style teaching and practical work in computer assisted phonetic analysis (laboratory sessions).
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Assignment 1 (750 Words)
||Assignment 2 (1500 Words)
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Charles Redmon, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Ian Cunnings
University of Reading
Associate Professor in Psycholinguistics
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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