BBN–ANG–141 Foundations of phonology

0. About this course
Péter Szigetvári
Dept of English Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University
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phonology courses of the Eng&AmStud BA programme
one course/pair of courses each year for Eng. spec. students
year 1: BBN–ANG–141 Foundations of phonology lecture, 45mins/week,
2 credits THIS IS WHERE YOU ARE NOW!
year 2: core phonology courses
a. BBN–ANG–241 Phonology lecture, 45 mins/week, 2 credits
b. BBN–ANG–242 Phonology seminar (for major students only),
90 mins/week, 3 credits
year 3: BBN–ANG–243 Advanced phonology lecture (for students
specializing in English only), 90 mins/week, 3 credits
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set texts, URL, assessment
obligatory reading

Ádám Nádasdy. 2006. Background to English pronunciation:
Phonetics, phonology, spelling. Budapest: Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó.
Chapters 1–10, pp. 14–184 (start reading this now)
course’s home page
http://seas3.elte.hu/foundations
assessment
you will have to register for and sit a written examination in May/June,
sample questions will be disclosed during the term
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passing rates
passing rates at previous examinations
1 2 3 4 retake total
spring 2007 43/105 97/173 64/123 204/401 51%
autumn 2007 8/17 11/27 5/14 24/58 41%
spring 2008 70/99 55/111 52/129 63/128 240/467 51%
autumn 2008 16/22 17/25 3/7 36/54 67%
spring 2009 35/43 34/74 60/96 52/104 53/122 234/439 53%
autumn 2009 22/31 23/36 5/13 50/80 63%
spring 2010 66/99 86/114 38/61 66/106 39/64 295/444 66%
autumn 2010 5/11 7/27 7/18 19/56 34%
spring 2011 18/30 61/102 74/107 50/107 49/100 252/446 57%
autumn 2011 26/34 15/33 4/11 45/78 58%
spring 2012 35/52 50/77 72/100 59/102 44/84 260/415 63%
autumn 2012 12/20 24/33 5/9 41/62 66%
spring 2013 79/99 49/77 79/91 74/101 21/42 302/410 74%
autumn 2013 38/70 61/88 24/38 123/196 63%
average 2125/3606 59%
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