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Phonology of English (PLIN0013)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Brain Sciences
Teaching department
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
This is an intermediate level module and students are expected to be familiar with introductory level phonetics and phonology.

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

Unlike traditional dictionary-oriented descriptions, the course places English phonology within its wider typological context, especially with respect to the characteristics it shares with other languages. The focus is on present-day dialect differences and the historical changes that lie behind them. The phenomena to be explored centre around the interaction between segmental phonology on the one hand and prosodic and morphological structure on the other.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Postgraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
100% Portfolio of coursework
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
3
Module leader
Professor John Harris
Who to contact for more information
pals.lingteachingoffice@ucl.ac.uk

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 5)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
100% Portfolio of coursework
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
10
Module leader
Professor John Harris
Who to contact for more information
pals.lingteachingoffice@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.