PHONOLOGY

LIN3PHY

2016

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-ordinatorCara Penry Williams

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LIN1LCS, LIN2PHP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LIN3LTY

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroducing Phonology.PrescribedHayes, 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 (Second edition).RecommendedGussenhoven, C. & Jacobs, H. (2005).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:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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

Activities:
All three assignments, with much modelling of appropriate discourse in class and in the readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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

Activities:
Presentation assignment, with modelling n classes leading up to the presentations. Classmates provide written feedback after the presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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

Activities:
Final research assignment, 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:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCara Penry Williams

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word research assignment45 03, 04
One 800 word class presentation20 01, 03, 04
one 1200 word in-class open-book examination on problem-solving35 01, 02, 03, 04