ENG-1016 Introduction to English Sound Patterns - 10 ECTS
Students who have successfully completed the course will have the following learning outcome:
- know the basic concepts of phonetics and phonology
- have a good knowledge of the phonological system of BBC English
- understand that language use is variable and that there may be different reasons for this
- know how social factors such as social class, ethnicity, gender and age influence language use
- know about some of the main regional or social markers in English, i.e. pronunciations or grammatical forms which help us to identify speakers as belonging to a particular area or social group.
- be able to read and write phonological script (IPA)
- be able to classify sounds and describe how sounds are produced
- be able to describe important concepts in phonology
- be able to describe different aspects of language use
- be able to account for differences in language use
- have improved their language skills in English.
Coursework requirements: At the teacher's decision, either one essay of approx. 2000 words or a written in-class test. Details will be given at the beginning of the semester. Coursework requirements are evaluated with approved/not approved. The obligatory coursework requirements must be approved in order to take the final exam.
Assessment method: A 4-hour written school exam.
Performance in the course will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-sit examination is offered in the beginning of the next semester in the event of an F grade. The deadline to register (in the Studentweb) for a re-sit examination is January 15th (for the autumn semester).
Roach, P. English Phonetics and Phonology, 4th ed. 2009, CUP. ISBN 978-0 521-71740-3
Homes, J. & N. Wilson: An introduction to Sociolinguistics, 5th ed., 2017, Routledge ISBN 978-1-38-84501-5
Secondary Reading (Recommended Literature):
- Pronouncing dictionary
General dictionaries: Bilingual and monolingual.
e.g. Longman Upper-intermediate-advanced learners or similar
Reference: Swan, Michael. 2016. Practical English Usage. Fourth ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press or similar