This course provides an introduction to English and general phonological theory. It builds upon basic concepts introduced at earlier levels. A range of structural principles and phenomena regarding sound systems of human languages are explored. Among the topics covered are distinctive features; phonological rules, rule orderings and interactions; syllabic theory; autosegmental theory; and metrics, including stress and feet.

Teacher: Peter Sundkvist

Syllabus and application

Information spring term 2018

Schedules are subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances. Also, some changes might be possible in discussion with admitted students at the start of term, in case of clashes with other courses. Contact the teacher for information if relevant.

Odden, D. 2013, second edition. Introducing Phonology (Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hayes, B. 2009. Introductory Phonology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. [Only selected parts; Available as e-book from SUB]

Katamba, F. 1989. An Introduction to Phonology. Longman: London and New York. [Only selected parts; Available at SUB]