Undergraduate Course: Current Issues in Phonology (LASC10089)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course tackles advanced issues in phonology by drawing on theoretical analyses of phonological phenomena in a wide variety of typologically diverse languages. Specific attention is given to interface phenomena and the ways in which morphology - phonology and phonology¿phonetics interactions can be accounted for theoretically. Theoretical issues in derivational and representational frameworks will be examined, and constraint-based models of grammar (including stratal/cyclic models) will be studied in detail. The question of how experimental results can be incorporated into phonological analyses and issues concerning the empirical grounding of phonological theory will also be discussed.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have completed at least 3 Linguistics/Language Sciences courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. Visiting Students should have a strong background in Theoretical Phonology.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework 40% (mid term essay, 2000 words)
Exam 60% (taken in exam conditions)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
| On successful completion of this course, students will be familiar with up-to-date analyses of major phonological phenomena in a diverse range of world languages. They will have acquired a critical grasp of current phonological theory and advanced problem-solving skills in phonology.
|Bermúdez-Otero, R. (2011). Cyclicity. In M. van Oostendorp, C. Ewen, E. Hume & K. Rice (eds). The Blackwell companion to phonology. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 2019-2048.|
Coetzee, A. W. (2009). Grammar is both categorical and gradient. In S. Parker (ed.). Phonological argumentation: essays on evidence and motivation. London: Equinox, 9-42.
Giegerich, H. (1999). Lexical strata in English: morphological causes, phonological effects. Cambridge: C.U.P.
Kager, R. (1999). Optimality Theory. Cambridge: C.U.P.
Kochetov, A. & M. Pouplier. (2008). Phonetic variability and grammatical knowledge: an articulatory study of Korean place assimilation. Phonology 25: 399-431.
McCarthy, J. J. (2002). A thematic guide to optimality theory. Cambridge: C.U.P.
Solé, M. J., P. Speeter Beddor & M. Ohala (2007). Experimental approaches to phonology. Oxford: O.U.P.
Steriade, D. (2001). Directional asymmetries in place assimilation: a perceptual account. In E. Hume & K. Johnson (eds). The role of speech perception in phonology. Academic Press: San Diego. 219-25.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Michael Ramsammy
Tel: (0131 6)50 3959
|Course secretary||Ms Lynne Robertson
Tel: (0131 6)50 9870