HIF-3021 Phonology II - 10 stp
Type of course
This course may be taken as a singular course by students who hold a Bachelor's Degree in language/linguistics or a degree combining language/linguistics and literature. Students applying for admission must have a grade average of at least a C. We recomment that you have taken HIF-3022 Phonology I in the fall term before you take this course. Students who do not match the above criteria should consult the lecturer or the student advisor for more information.
The course is based on HIF-3022 Phonology I and deals with the relationship between phonology and other cognitive domains. More specifically, the following issues will be addressed:
- The relationship between phonology and morphology/syntax
- The relationship between phonology and first language acquisition
- The relationship between phonology and phonetics
- The relationship between phonology and lexicon
A central issue will be whether the phonological patterns visible across languages are caused by the interaction between universal grammar and other cognitive areas.
Objective of the course
Knowledge and understanding:
- of theoretical approaches and problems regarding the interfaces of phonology with other modules of grammar
- of the development of phonological systems in language learning and the major theoretical problems and explanations in this area
- ability to critically discuss theoretical proposals on the interaction of phonology and other modules of grammar and on problems in the acquisition of phonology
- ability to connect methods and insights from more than one subfield of linguistics in the independently analysis of data
- advanced skills in the communication of scientific, in particular phonological, problems and their solution(s)
Students are required to hand in 6 of a total of 8 homework assignments given, within the time limits set by the lecturer(s). This portfolio has to contain at least one assignment from each of the 4 thematic blocks of the course.
Term paper (7000 words)
Performance in the course will be assessed with the grades A-F. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-examination is offered in the event of an F-grade. The deadline to register for re-examination is January 15th for the autumn semester and August 15th for the spring semester.
Lectures Spring 2013
First lecture: Monday 21 January at 12:15
F.aman. Martin Krämer
Please submit three copies of your semester paper to the Faculty Reception Desk/"Ekspedisjonen"/office D-1010 by 14:00/2 p.m. Write your candidate numbers (available on the Studentweb), rather than your names on the paper.
Submission deadline: Friday 10 May