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Advanced Phonology - LAN00070M

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Sam Hellmuth
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2022-23

Module aims

This module aims:

to develop students' awareness of the core phenomena which phonological theory must account for

to develop students' awareness of different theoretical approaches to the analysis of these core phenomena, and their ability to evaluate competing analyses

to equip students with skills in data analysis methods which can be used to provide empirically based evaluation of theoretical claims and hypotheses in phonology

Module learning outcomes

Subject content:

By the end of this module, students will be able to:

find and/or collect data for use as input to phonological analysis

establish phonological generalisations based on different types of data

develop an explanatory account of the phonological generalisation(s) in a set of data

evaluate competing explanatory accounts of phonological generalisations

Academic and graduate skills:

In addition to acquiring subject-specific skills and knowledge, students who finish this module will also be able to:

argue more convincingly for their position in debates using empirical data

present themselves better in writing and speech

critically evaluate research papers based both on their logical structure and empirical grounding


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written feedback within 20 working days.

Indicative reading

van Oostendorp, Marc, et al., eds. The Blackwell Companion to Phonology. Volumes 1-3. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

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