Department: Language and Linguistics
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes Pre-requisites: LG105
||Dr. Wyn Johnson
||Dr. Wyn Johnson
||Dr. W. Johnson, office: 4.209, telephone 01206 872082, email wyn (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
|Module is taught during the following terms
LG404 builds on knowledge acquired in LG105 and LG204 or LG207, providing the theoretical background which helps students to develop skills in the analysis of data and the formulation and solving of problems, together with the appraisal of existing theories. Term 2 introduces students to the currently very influential Optimality Theory which views language as being governed by a ranked set of violable constraints against which various forms are assessed.
Students will have a sound understanding of phonological analysis which they will be able to apply to new data and to a variety of languages.
Learning & Teaching Methods
1 x 2hr lecture per week for 20 weeks.
50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark
50% coursework and 50% exam.
2 x 3000 word essay or equivalent due Friday of week 16 and Friday of week 30.
Exam Duration and Period
3:00 hour exam during Summer Examination period.
- Module notes are provided:
Goldsmith J. (ed) (1995) The Handbook of Phonological Theory. Oxford: Blackwell.
Goldsmith J. (ed) (1999) Phonological Theory: the Essential Readings. Oxford: Blackwell.
Goldsmith J., J. Riggle & A.C.L. Yu (eds) (2011) The Handbook of Phonological Theory 2nd edn. Malden MA, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Roca, I & W. Johnson (1999) A Course in Phonology. Oxford: Blackwell.
External Examiner Information
- Name: Dr Patrick Honeybone
- Institution: THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
- Academic Role: Senior Lecturer
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