Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600008088

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 109
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Learning Outcomes
• An understanding of basic concepts and terms used in phonetics and phonology • Knowledge of the English vowels and consonants and their articulatory characteristics • Knowledge of syllable structure, stress patterns, intonational patterns, rhythm and connected speech processes of English • Knowledge of the phonetic symbols and diacritics used to represent the sounds, stress and intonation of English • The ability to do a phonetic transcription of texts in English using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Τhe course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the sound pattern of English. Both segmental and suprasegmental aspects of the language will be explored and several of the main concepts of phonetics and phonology will be discussed through exemplification from English. The course will begin with the description of the articulation of the English consonants and vowels and it will introduce the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet that are used for the transcription of the English sounds. A discussion of phonemically distinct segments vs. allophonic variants will follow. The course will then proceed to a description of syllable structure and weight as well as English stress, intonation and rhythm. Major connected speech processes will also be discussed including assimilation, deletion, insertion, and reduction. Students will have the opportunity to have extensive practice in phonetic transcription throughout the course. Course handouts and other materials (audio files, videos, internet sites) are uploaded on elearning.
Phonetics Phonology English
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Written assigments100.4
Student Assessment
Final exam: 1. Multiple Choise Questions (40%) 2. Phonological analysis of data (10%) 2. Πhonetic transcription of an English passage (30%) (compulsory, a passing mark is required) 3. phonetic transcription of an English word and articulatory description of its component segments (20%) (compulsory)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Roach, P. (2000) English Phonetics and Phonology: A practical Course. Cambridge University Press. Ashby, M. & J. Maidment (2005) Introducing Phonetic Science. Cambridge: CUP. Ashby, Patricia (2011) Understanding Phonetics. Hodder Education Publishers Ashby, Patricia (2007) Speech Sounds. Taylor & Francis. Gut, U. (2009) Introduction to English Phonetics and Phonology. Peter Lang Publishers. Ball, M. J. & Rahilly, J. (1999) Phonetics: The Science of Speech. London: Arnold. Bauman-Wangler, J. (2008) Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology: From concepts to transcription. Allyn & Bacon. Carr, P (1993) Phonology. London: Macmillan. Carr, P. (1999) English Phonetics and Phonology. An introduction. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Clark, J. & Yallop, C. (1995) An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (2nd edn). Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Davenport, M. & Hannahs, S. J. (1998) Introducing Phonetics & Phonology. London: Arnold. Gimson, A. C. (1994) [1970] An Introduction to the Pronunciation of English (revised by A. Cruttenden). London: Edward Arnold. Handbook of the International Phonetic Association. A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. (1999). CUP. Jones, D. (1997) English Pronouncing Dictionary. Revised by Roach, P. & Hartman, J. (15th ed). CUP. Kenworthy, J. (2000) The Pronunciation of English. A Workbook. London: Arnold. Ladefoged, P. (1993) A course in Phonetics (3rd edn). Harcourt Brace College Publishers. Panagopoulos, L. C. (1996) General and English Phonetics for Greek University Students of Schools of English. (2nd ed). Thessaloniki: Aivazis-Zoumpoulis Press. Small, L. H. (1999) Fundamentals of Phonetics. A Practical Guide for Students.Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Wells, J. C. (1990) Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. London: Longman.
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