Singapore University of Social Sciences

Malay Phonetics and Phonology

Malay Phonetics and Phonology (MLL301)


This course will focus on introduction of Malay phonetics in aspects of vowel and consonant system, articulatory phonetics and feature system. In terms of phonology, this course will focus on the generative phonology i.e. looking at the phonological theory and phonological process in the Malay language. Some of the applied theories discussed will include phonological rules and auto-segmental theory. Based on the mentioned theories, the phonological process in Malay and Malay dialects will be analyzed.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Fonetik Bahasa Melayu
  • Fonetik Akustik
  • Fonologi Bahasa Melayu I
  • Fonologi Bahasa Melayu II
  • Teori Fonologi Struktural
  • Teori Fonologi Generatif

Learning Outcome

  • Illustrate production of Malay sounds. (B3)
  • Distinguish between voiced and voiceless sounds. (B4)
  • Draw the vocal organs. (B5)
  • Illustrate the autosegmental/phonological theory. (B3)
  • Distinguish Phonotactic Rules in Malay. (B4)
  • Illustrate place of articulation of vowels and consonants of Malay. (B5)
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