Course Information
TitleΦωνολογία / Phonology
CodeΓλ 533
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600004013


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GlōssologíaElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
- Good phonological background - Interest in problem solving - Willingness to fill in any gaps in any of the sub-domains investigated (morphology, phonetics) through independent study
Learning Outcomes
- a good understanding of current phonological theory - ability to handle and analyse phonological data - development of problem solving skills
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course presents recent developments in phonological theory. The topics investigated involve various aspects of segmental and suprasegmental phonology including stress, syllabification, syllable weight-related phenomena, autosegmental phenomena such as tone and harmony, as well as featural processes, among others. Likewise, both rule-based and constraint-based models are considered. In-class exercises, data-set analysis and assignments are designed to further develop students’ analytical skills. Where appropriate, the interaction of phonology to other domains of linguistics, such as morphology, phonetics, typology, etc. is addressed.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Written assigments128.24.7
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Blevins, J. 2004. Evolutionary phonology: The emergence of sound patterns. Cambridge University Press. Cairns, C. & E. Raimy (Eds.). 2010. Handbook of the Syllable. Leiden: Brill. de Lacy, P. (Ed.). 2007. The Cambridge handbook of phonology. Cambridge University Press. Goldsmith, J., J. Riggle & A. Yu (Eds). 2011. The handbook of phonological theory, 2nd ed. Wiley. Hayes, B. 1995. Metrical stress theory: Principles and case studies. University of Chicago Press. Hayes, B., R. Kirchner & D. Steriade. 2004. Phonetically based phonology. Cambridge University Press. Inkelas, S. 2014. The Interplay of Morphology and Phonology. Oxford Surveys in Syntax and Morphology 8. Oxford University Press. Kager, R. 1999. Optimality Theory. Cambridge University Press. Kula, N., B. Botma & K. Nasukawa (Eds.). 2011. Bloomsbury Companion to Phonology. Bloomsbury Publishing. McCarthy, J. & A. Prince. 1993. Generalized alignment. Yearbook of Morphology: 79–153. Oostendorp, M. van., C. Ewen, B. Hume, & K. Rice (eds.) 2011. Blackwell Companion to Phonology. Wiley. Parker, S. (Εd.). 2012. The sonority controversy. De Gruyter. Topintzi, N. 2010. Onsets: Suprasegmental and Prosodic Behaviour. Cambridge University Press. Yip, M. 2002. Tone. Cambridge University Press.
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