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Advanced Course in Phonetics and Phonology

General details of the subject

Face-to-face degree course

Description and contextualization of the subject

The main goal of the course is to continue presenting the most relevant aspects of phonetics and phonology, so that students understand the main issues in these areas and reflect on them. The ultimate goal would be to prepare students to carry out scientific work on different phonetic and phonological issues.

Teaching staff

NameInstitutionCategoryDoctorTeaching profileAreaE-mail
DE CASTRO ARRAZOLA, VARUNASARMANUniversity of the Basque CountryInvestigador Marie CurieDoctorNot bilingual** n o c o n s t a e l a r e a * ó " á r e a p r o v i s i o n a l"
ELORDIETA ALCIBAR, GORKAUniversity of the Basque CountryProfesorado AgregadoDoctorBilingualGeneral


Capacidad de análisis para extraer las propiedades morfofonológicas de las distintas lenguas naturales, partiendo del estudio de la diversidad lingüística y utilizando la metodología y procedimientos característicos de la lingüística formal.25.0 %
Aptitud para entender y utilizar el razonamiento de las últimas propuestas teóricas sobre la morfofonología de las lenguas naturales en el campo de la lingüística formal.25.0 %
Competencia para presentar de manera estructurada, tanto oralmente como por escrito, sus conclusiones en torno a un problema avanzado relacionado con los temas tratados en el curso.25.0 %
Capacidad de construir hipótesis nuevas a partir de la comparación e interpretación crítica de hipótesis ya existentes.25.0 %

Study types

TypeFace-to-face hoursNon face-to-face hoursTotal hours
Applied classroom-based groups707
Applied laboratory-based groups505
Applied computer-based groups04545

Training activities

NameHoursPercentage of classroom teaching
Exercises30.050 %
Readings30.00 %
Theoretical presentations15.0100 %

Assessment systems

NameMinimum weightingMaximum weighting
Attendance and participation10.0 % 30.0 %
Continuous evaluation70.0 % 90.0 %


First half (Varun):

1. Introduction to phonology above the segment (the syllable, CV skeleton, autosegments, moras)

2. Tone 1

3. Tone 2

4. Stress systems

5. Texsetting (matching prosodic and musical features)

Second half (Gorka):

1. Phonetic and phonological analysis of intonation (Praat) 1

2. Phonetic and phonological analysis of intonation (Praat) 2

3. Phonetic and phonological analysis of intonation (Praat) 3

4. Phonology above the word 1

5. Phonology above the word 2

This evaluation system is designed for face-to-face teaching and will be adapted in the event that we enter a new state of health emergency and have to go to virtual teaching. In this case, the updated version of the program and the new evaluation system will be posted in the Egela virtual classroom.


Compulsory materials

Goldsmith, John.1995. The handbook of phonological theory. Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers.

Gussenhoven, Carlos, y Haike Jacobs. 1998. Understanding phonology. Londres: Arnold Publishers.

Basic bibliography

Gussenhoven, C. and Jacobs, H. (2017), 4th edition. Understanding Phonology. London: Routledge.

Further readings to be selected during the course, to be read and presented by students in class.

In-depth bibliography

References selected during the course.




Journal of Phentics

Speech Communication



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