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Module code:PLING113 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Phonetics and Phonology
Credit value:30
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr James White
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:none 
Module outline:An introduction to the study of the design properties of the sound systems of human language. Building on a basic knowledge of articulatory phonetics, this course looks at the acoustic properties and cognitive organisation of speech sounds, how and why they change in different contexts and how they are organised into prosodic constituents. Data are drawn from the widest possible range of languages. The focus is on how to construct arguments for the lexical representation of sounds and how to formalise phonological processes.  
Module aims:- To provide a grounding in phonological theory - To expose students to languages typologically different from English - To provide practice in developing analyses of phonological systems - To provide a grounding in acoustic phonetics  
Module objectives:The intended learning outcomes are: • To gain a basic understanding of acoustic and articulatory phonetics. • To be able to transcribe speech sounds using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). • To develop an ability to interpret evidence of phonetic and phonological patterns. • To understand how to formalise phonological patterns. • To be able to present and defend arguments for a particular phonological analysis.  
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Module assessment:Coursework 50.00%
Departmental test (90 minutes) 50.00% 
Notes:available as subsidiary course(numbers permitting); UCL students can register on Portico, intercollegiate students should contact  
Taking this module as an option?:Available as an option module 
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Last updated:2017-08-01 19:24:40 by ucjtcwh