The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
ELL330 : Phonology
Please note: This module may or may not run in any given semester. Please check with the tutor.
This module is an introduction to phonological analysis and theory. Spoken language does not consist of random sequence of sounds; rather phonological rules can be established which specify which sequences of sounds may occur. By the end of this course you should know more about the sound structures of languages, and how different theoretical approaches try to account for those structures. This course is designed to
- deepen your knowledge of the phonological structure of languages
- provide you with the analytic skills required to engage in phonological analysis and solve phonological problems
- introduce you to a range of phonological frameworks
As well as being a core part of theoretical linguistics, an understanding of phonology is essential to the study of speech pathologies, and to computerized speech synthesis and recognition technologies.
NOTE: doing phonology requires a good understanding of phonetics; therefore, ELL207 Phonetics is a prerequisite for this course.
Teaching will be a mixture of lecture-type sessions, and practical workshops.
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