The topics to be discussed include the aims of phonological analysis, the question whether diphthongs really exist in English, the difficulties of establishing phoneme inventories, the advantages and disadvantages of positing syllable structure to phonological strings, the distribution of /r/ and vowels before it, as well as word and phrase stress, intonation.
The course's web page is http://seas3.elte.hu/analysis
This course is offered every term.
Assessment is in the form of a written examination at the end of term. You must obtain more than 40 % in order to pass.
The material prescribed for the exam is linked to each lecture on the website of the course.
There will be a non-obligatory in-class preliminary test during the term. The points earned there will add to your points at the examination.