Alexandria University Third Year
Faculty of Education Phonology& Morphology
Department of English Time: 3 hours
Part One; Phonology
Answer ALL the following questions:
1- Write short notes (NO MORE THAN 15 LINES EACH) on the following:
- a. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
- b. The Sonority Theory
- c. Heavy and light syllables.
2- Divide the following words into their constituent syllables using the tree diagram for syllable structure or the sonority diagram.
- a- Reading
- b- Affront
- c- Badminton
- d- Conversation
3- Discuss briefly (NO MORE THAN 20 LINES) the difference between phonemes and allophones through the criteria of complementary distribution and free variation, giving relevant examples.