University of Essex
Department of Language and Linguistics
MA Phonology examines universal and language-specific patterns of sound, and provides you with the theoretical machinery for their formalisation. You survey the main aspects of phonology: auto segmental architecture, distinctive features and their geometry, syllables, metrical structure, interaction with morphology, prosodic domains and their hierarchy, principles and parameters, and constraints. We engage the dilemma of rules and derivations vs output constraints (cf Optimality Theory) and offer a range of options including sociophonology, psychological dimensions of speech and phonological disorders.
Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.
International Student Requirements:
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
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