The details
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
09 October 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MA Q16012 English Language and Linguistics,
MA Q10012 Linguistics

Module description

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.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:
• 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

Module learning outcomes

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

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The classes will be delivered in seminar style with some dedicated lecture time to discuss and introduce concepts and time for problem solving and group work, discussions and presentations. Students will be expected to do some reading in preparation for class.



Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Assignment 1    30% 
Coursework   Assignment 2    70% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Faith Chiu, email: f.chiu@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Faith Chiu
Dr Faith Chiu, Room 4.209, Ext 2082,



External examiner

Dr Louise Jane Mycock
University of Oxford
Associate Professor in Linguistics
Available via Moodle
Of 669 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
669 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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