Otelemate Harry

Room 49 (New Arts Block)

(Phone: ext. 3215, Email:



Course objective:

To achieve an understanding of the cross linguistic analytical and theoretical issues in phonology and apply them to the solution of specific language-related phonological data in the Caribbean and elsewhere.


Evaluation will be in the form of one (1) project report (40%) and a final exam (60%)


Students are expected to attend all class and tutorial meetings
• All electronic communication devices must be turned off during meetings.
• Notice should be given ahead for inability to attend class/tutorial


There will be three hours of meeting per week: 2-hour lectures and 1 hour-tutorial class. You are REQUIRED to complete the prescribed readings and assignments before meetings.
• All students must participate in class and tutorial discussions


Your in-course project focuses on the treatment of Jamaican Creole prosody. You will address the following:

  • A non-linear analysis of the prosodic structure of lexical items in Jamaican Creole. Your discussion will include some phonetic data.
  • The word limit of your project report is 1,000 words, 1½ line spacing.
  • Projects more than the word limit will not be accepted.
  • No late project reports will be accepted

In writing the project report, you are to observe the guidelines for writing linguistics essays in the department’s Linguistics Handbook.

  • Failure to observe the guidelines in the handbook and additional instructions provided will result in your project not being graded.
  • Assistance may be sought at the Writing Centre

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