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Module code:PLIN2109 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology B
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):John Harris
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):2
Module prerequisites:Introductory course in phonetics and phonology (e.g. PLIN1101, PLIN1102) 
Module outline:The module forms the second half of an intermediate-level curriculum in language sound structure (the first half being formed by PLIN2108 Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology A). It builds on the foundations laid by PLIN1101 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology A and PLIN1102 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology B (or equivalent first-level courses). It discusses fundamental theoretical and empirical questions arising from the scientific study of languages' sound systems. It provides participants with hands-on experience of analysing phonetic and phonological data. 
Module aims:To provide participants with - An understanding of the fundamental theoretical and empirical questions arising from the scientific study of languages' sound systems - Hands-on experience of analysing phonetic and phonological data In particular, the course explores the design properties of languages’ prosodic systems.  
Module objectives:After completing the module, participants should be in a better position to - Understand the primary literature in phonetics and phonology - Employ basic experimental methods in the analysis of phonetic data - Evaluate competing analyses of phonological data - Write up reports on experimental and analytical work in phonetics and phonology In particular, the course will extend participants’ grounding in syllabic and metrical theory, expose participants to languages typologically different from English, and provide practice in developing analyses of syllabic and metrical phenomena. 
Key skills provided by module:The course is geared to providing the discipline-specific knowledge as well as the training in generic intellectual and personal-transferable skills listed in the QAA benchmark statement for linguistics.  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Portfolio of coursework (3,000 words) 100.00% 
Notes:Available as an option module (numbers permitting); UCL students should register on Portico, intercollegiate students should contact  
Taking this module as an option?:Available as an option 
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Last updated:2017-08-09 10:44:45 by ucjuar1