Postgraduate Course: Current Issues in English Phonology (LASC11119)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Focusing on selected phenomena in the phonology of Present-day English, this course is specifically concerned with theory issues as they arise in relation to English. Attention is paid in equal parts to matters of representation and derivation; a recurrent theme is the interaction of the phonology with neighbouring disciplines (such as phonetics and morphology). This is an advanced course which expects students to already have a good grasp of fundamental issues in phonological theory and in the phonology of English.
The interaction between morphology and phonology
Abstractness in phonology
English vowel phonology
Syllabification in English
Opacity in English
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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| On successful completion of this course, students will be familiar with up-to-date analyses of the major phonological phenomena of English. They will have a critical grasp of current phonological theory, and they will be able to use the basics of such theory as problem-solving tools in the analysis of a range of further phenomena.
Bermúdez-Otero, R. (2011). Cyclicity. In Oostendorp, M., van, Ewen, C., Hume, E. & Rice, K. (eds). The Blackwell Companion to Phonology, vol. 4, 2019-2048. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Giegerich, H. J. (1999) Lexical strata in English: morphological causes, phonological effects. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hall, T. A. (2006) ¿English syllabification as the interaction of markedness constraints.¿ Studia Linguistica 60, 1-33.
Hammond, M. (1999) The Phonology of English: a Prosodic Optimality-Theoretic Approach. Oxford: OUP
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Patrick Honeybone
Tel: (0131 6)51 1838
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188