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Phonetics & Phonology - LAN00029M

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Marton Soskuthy
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19

Module aims

to give you practice at using articulatory and acoustic phonetic terminology in describing English and other languages

to acquaint you with the International Phonetic Alphabet and the principles of its use

to introduce you to some simple notational devices for the phonological analysis of speech

to prepare you for further modules in phonetics and phonology

Module learning outcomes

familiarity with basic phonetics and phonological structures;

ability to make phonetic observations with reference to auditory and simple acoustic analysis;

ability to make simple transcriptions using the International Phonetic Alphabet;

ability to represent simple phonological structures and use these to explain some aspects of phonetic detail.


Task Length % of module mark
Dossier of Exercises
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Dossier of Exercises
N/A 100

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Indicative reading

You should buy:

Ladefoged, Peter (2001). A Course in Phonetics. 4th Edition. Fort Worth, Harcourt.

A recommended reading list will be provided.

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