PHONOLOGY: PATTERNS OF SOUNDS

LIN3PHY

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to phonology, which is the study of both the sound patterns present in the world's languages and of the mental representations of these sound patterns. Major aspects of modern phonological theory will be covered, including phonemic analysis, feature theory, syllables, stress, and intonation.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarija Tabain

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LIN2PHP, LIN2SOL or subject co-ordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LIN3LTY

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroducing Phonology.RecommendedHayes, B. (2009).CHICHESTER, UK: WILEY-BLACKWELL
ReadingsAn Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (Third edition)RecommendedClark, J., Yallop, C. & Fletcher, J. (2007).OXFORD: BLACKWELL.
ReadingsIntroducing Phonology.RecommendedOdden, D. (2005).CAMBRIDGE: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
ReadingsUnderstanding Phonology (Fourth edition).PrescribedGussenhoven, C. & Jacobs, H. (2017).LONDON: HODDER ARNOLD.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply phonological concepts to the analysis of data

Activities:
In-class test, with much practice leading up to it.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Appraise the importance of phonology for descriptive and theoretical linguistics

Activities:
All assignments, with much modelling of appropriate discourse in class and in the readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Explain, apply and critique linguistic arguments in relation to a phonological problem or issue orally.

Activities:
All assignments, with modelling in classes leading up to the presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Explain, apply and critique linguistic arguments in relation to a phonological problem or issue in writing.

Activities:
All assignments, with much guidance given individually to students according to the project chosen. Students will work together to share resources (e.g. if a collectively generated database is used for the assignment).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarija Tabain

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1400 word research assignment35 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1000 word class presentation25 01, 02, 03, 04
one 1600 word in-class open-book examination on problem-solving40 01, 02, 03, 04