ELG359 Phonology looks at the study of the abstract representation of sounds in human languages. Additionally, the course looks at the relation between phonetics and phonology, and the application of phonology to language analysis. Key topics in this course include phonemic analysis, phonotactics and alternations, distinctive feature theory, rule-based and constraint-based approaches to phonology, suprasegmentals, and language acquisition and learning. Through this course, students will better appreciate the role of phonology in language studies, and will be equipped with technical and analytical skills for theoretical and pedagogical purposes.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January