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Directed Reading in Phonological Development - LAN00014M

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

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Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2022-23

Module aims

  • To provide students with knowledge of the early stages of construction of a phonological system by the individual child;
  • To provide insight into the history of ideas in the field by reading the classic papers from the 1970s;
  • To become acquainted with childrens early word forms and the kinds of analyses to which they lend themselves, in order to understand childrens emergent phonological system.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • become familiar with the word forms of children acquiring different languages and the challenges that they have posed to phonological theory

Academic and graduate skills

  • gain experience with analysis of child data


Task Length % of module mark
Essay (2500)
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Essay (2500)
N/A 100

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Indicative reading

Vihman & Keren-Portnoy (eds.), Reader in Child Phonology (in prep., Cambridge University Press)

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