Courses Catalogue

Phonetics And Phonology

COURSE CODE: LIN 7122
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Linguistics, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Content and Outline

1) Characterizing articulations (8 hours)

a)    Consonants

b)    Vowels

c)     Tone

d)    Intonation

e)    Syllable

f)     Stress

2)  Units of phonological analysis (9 hours)

a)    Analysis syllable

b)    Segment, feature

c)     Phonemes

d)    Allophones

e)    Segmental phonemes

f)     Suprasegmental phonemes

3)   Underlying forms (8 hours)

a)    Derivatives

b)    Phonological rules

c)     Phonological representations

d)    Symbols and transcriptions

4)   Acoustic analysis (8 hours)

a)    Sound waves

b)    Format structures

c)    Amplitude

5)   Transcription(8 hours)

a)    Practice and production

b)    Selected exercises

6)   Phonological theories and models (9 hours)

a)    Derivational phonology

b)    Generative phonology

c)    Contemporary phonological theory

7)   Distinction between phonetics and phonology (10 hours)

a)    Physical or physiological aspects of speech

b)    Variation in speech sound

c)     Generalizations about language

d)    Common pattern of speech sounds in human languages

Teaching and Learning Methods

1)    Lectures

2)    Demonstrations

3)    Written and oral assignments

4)    Seminar presentations

5)    Practical exercises

Teaching - Learning Materials

•      Whiteboard and markers

•      Flip charts

•      Projectors

CDs, DVDs and Tapes