Courses Catalogue

English Phonology

COURSE CODE: ENL 2102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

English vowels

  • Short and long vowels (3 hours)
  • Diphthongs and triphthongs (3 hours)

English consonants

Plosives (3 hours)

-      Fortis and lenis

Fricatives and Affricates (3 hours)

Nasals and other consonants (3 hours)

Nasals

Approximants

Lateral

The Syllable

  • Schwa [ә] (3 hours)
  • Syllabic consonants (4 hours)
  • Syllabification (4 hours)

Word stress

  • Stress in simple words (3 hours)
  • Stress in complex words (4 hours)

Beyond the word

  • Liaison: ‘Intrusive r’ and ‘Linking r’ (4 hours)
  • Contrastive stress (4 hours)
  • Intonation (4 hours)
  • Tone/intonation groups
  • Strong and weak syllables
  • Tone patterns
  • Functions of intonation

TEACHING-LEARNING METHODS

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Discussions

TEACHING-LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Flip charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes