Module/Course Description

Course Title: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

Course Code: UU-LIN-2330-ZM

Programme: Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

Credits: 12.00

Course Description:

Background and Rationale

The course provides students with the basic principles of English phonetics and phonology, which are a useful tool in teaching and learning English pronunciation. The course introduces basic terminology used in the field preparing the students for future more in-depth study of the field at a higher level (e.g. MA courses in linguistics). Students are familiarised with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and principles of phonemic and phonetic speech transcription. A brief description of various accents of English is presented.

Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course students are expected to be able to:
 Describe the way English sounds are produced
 Describe the structure of English syllable
 Tell which clusters of sounds are allowed in English
 Describe and identify English stress, rhythm and intonation patterns
 Describe and identify speech processes in connected speech in English
 Transcribe speech using the IPA
 Name main phonological theories
 Identify basic features of some accents of English

Prerequisites: UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-103-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: Semester 1, Semester 2

Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)


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