The Course

This course introduces students to basic practical and descriptive levels of the English sound system. This course's significance arises from the fact that pronunciation is considered to be one of the most important aspects of learning a language. This is because pronunciation errors may lead to confusion and total misunderstanding. These errors may be avoided when students learn the sounds of the language they are learning. This includes learning sounds in isolation as well as in connected speech. As regards phonetics, the course covers the vocal tract and its function in producing speech sounds. Consonants and vowels are described in articulatory terms, and students are taught phonetic transcription. With regard to phonology, on the other hand, students study the contrastive sounds of language - phonemes- as well as the phonological processes whereby the pronunciation of such sounds is affected when grouped with other sounds. In addition, the course covers other phonological issues, such as phoneme distribution, syllable structure, and stress in simple and complex words.
Course details

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS )
Department: Department of English Language (DENG)
Course title: English Phonology
Course code: EPH7515
Language: English
Location: FHSS
Period: 2019-2020
Lecturer: Dr. Lubna Fadhil Ahmed
Support: Office Hours 12-14 or by appointment
Peer Reviwer:  Lecturer: Arazoo Rasheed Uthman
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Entry level skills

The student must be able to read various provided sources in English and write short essays and participate in class discussions.