This module will introduce the basic concepts of English morphology and then consider the pronunciation of English words. Student teachers will become thoroughly familiar with the IPA, to enable them to read the phonetic transcription in dictionaries and also describe features of their own speech. In addition, they will be introduced to sound-letter correspondences, to provide a foundation for the teaching of reading. The course will discuss the rules for the pronunciation of suffixes, and the influence of derivational suffixes on word stress. Finally, the basic patterns of intonation will be introduced, including the location of sentence stress and the contribution of intonation to discourse structure.
On completion of this course, students will:
Deterding D & Poedjosoedarmo G (1998) The Sounds of English: Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers in Southeast Asia, Singapore: Prentice Hall. [SoE]
Brown, A, Deterding, D & Low E L (eds 2000) The English Language in Singapore: Research on Pronunciation, Singapore: SAAL. [TELiSRoP]
Deterding, D (2007) Singapore English, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Deterding, D, Brown, A, & Low E L (eds 2005) English in Singapore: Phonetic Research based on a Corpus, Singapore: McGraw-Hill. [ESROC]
Deterding D & Poedjosoedarmo G (2001) The Grammar of English: Morphology and Syntax for English Teachers in Southeast Asia, Singapore: Prentice Hall. [GoE]
Jones, S A & Deterding, D (2007) Phonics and Beginning Reading: A Practical Guide for Teachers in South-East Asia, Singapore: McGraw-Hill
There are two one-hour lectures and one one-hour tutorial per week.