Phonetics and Phonology: Advanced Level (ENG545)

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The ‘English Phonetics and Phonology: Advanced Level’ is an integrated and structured course of key topics representing the state of the art in the diverse field of phonetics and phonology. Focusing on linguistic, interactional, social, cultural and ideological issues, the course is organised to provide a graded introduction to Phonetics and Phonological theory and practice. The course includes:

  • the study of fundamental concepts in phonetics and phonology,
  • the study of the social aspects of speech and
  • the study of interactional phonetics and phonology.

It covers all these topics through the discussion of key research methods and resources, reading classic texts written by leading theorists, highlighting key concepts in different traditions of phonetics and phonology and finally by studying important papers by contemporary specialists showing what phonetics and phonology is able to achieve if applied to different social issues and social settings. It will therefore be  of major interest to everyone interested in phonetics, phonology, conversation analysis, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics.


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semester: Fall 2012

Room: Α011

Date: Tuesday-Friday 13:30‒14:59

Office Hours: Tuesday 10:30-13:00 (office M 103) (Other office hours: after appointment)



Introductions on Phonetics and Phonology

Roca, I., & Johnson, W. (1999). A Course in Phonology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

Davenport M. & Hannahs S. J. (2010). Introducing Phonetics and Phonology. Hodder Education.

Clark, J., Yallop, C. & J. Fletcher (2007). An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (3rd ed). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Ladefoged, P., & Johnson, K. (2010). A Course in Phonetics. Cengage Learning.

Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., & Hyams, N. (2010). An Introduction to Language (9th ed., p. 643). Boston: Cengage Learning.

Ladefoged, P. (2005). Vowels and Consonants (2nd ed.). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Seikel, A., King, D., D. Drumright (2005). Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language and Hearing (3th ed.). USA: Thomson Delmar Learning.

Kenstowicz, M. (1994). Phonology in Generative Grammar. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Ladefoged, P., & Maddieson, I. (1996). The sounds of the world’s languages. Wiley-Blackwell.


Introductions on Sociolinguistics

Wardhaugh, R. (2002). An Introduction to Sociolinguistics (4th ed.). Oxford: Blackwell.

Duranti, A. (1997). Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., & Hyams, N. (2010). An Introduction to Language (9th ed.). Boston: Cengage Learning (pp. 429-479).

Mesthrie, R., Swann, J., Deumert, A., & Leap, W. L. (2000). Introducing Sociolinguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Holmes, J. (2008). An introduction to sociolinguistics. Pearson Longman.

Meyerhoff, M. (2011). Introducing sociolinguistics (2nd ed.). London and New York: Routledge.

Lippi-Green, R. (1997). English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and Discrimination in the United States. London and New York: Routledge.

Wells, J. C. (1982). Accents of English: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Introductions on Conversation Analysis

Liddicoat, Anthony. (2007). An introduction to conversation analysis. London: Continuum.

Ochs, Elinor, Schegloff, Emanuel A., & Thompson, Sandra A. (1996). Interaction and grammar. New York ; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Szczepek Reed, Beatrice. (2006). Prosodic orientation in English conversation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Tannen, Deborah. (1993). Gender and conversational interaction. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bell, Philip, & Leeuwen, Theo van. (1994). The media interview – confession, contest, conversation. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.

Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth, & Selting, Margret. (1996). Prosody in conversation : interactional studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Software (Open Source & Free)

Acoustic Analysis: (Praat Tutorial)

Statistics:  (Manuals)

Citation Styles & Writing

For your assignments you should follow the APA 6th ed. (See a tutorial here

American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.