Fonolojia Ya Kiswahili (kiswahili Phonology) Kiswahili Phonetics And Phonology
This course helps students explore how sounds are combined to make meaningful Kiswahili words. The study of the relation of speech sounds and phonemes will help students to examine the links between phonetics and phonology. The application of phonological rules will help students find a relation between morphology and phonology.
In this course, the following will be looked at: the basic concepts in phonetics and phonology;general aspects of articulatory phonetics; the use of IPA symbols with reference to African Languages; approaches to the classification of speech sounds andaspects of phonological analysis: the phoneme, the syllable, phonological processes and prosodic features.
By the end of this course, students should be able to;
1. Analyze the general principles of Kiswahili phonetics.
2. Identify and articulate the vowel and consonant sounds of Kiswahili.
3. Differentiate between phonemes and allophones.
4. Differentiate between Phonetics and Phonology and show how the two can be applied in a classroom situation.
5. Explain the practical phonetics and phonetic transcription.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the knowledge of the speech production mechanisms.
2. Show a clear understanding of the distinctions between phonetics and phonology.
3. Transcribe simple Kiswahili sounds and words.