In this course we will investigate sound in language from 5 different perspectives: alphabet (units), acoustics, articulation, prosody and learning. These complementary perspectives together show how language uses a relatively narrow range of sounds (although this range is broader than you might think!) but does so in a very intricate way. In addition, languagesâ sound systems are intimately linked to other aspects of the linguistic system: meaning, sentence structure, the lexicon, and word structure, which are also studied within the Research Masterâs in Linguistics programme. We will explore these intricacies and connections from the standpoint of (formal) linguistics.