This module is designed to provide students with a systematic knowledge of Chinese phonology. The topics covered are syllable, intonation, the Neutral Tone, the diminutive marker "er", the influence of phonology on lexicon and grammar, etc. The differences and commonalities between Standard Chinese and the various dialects will be discussed whenever pertinent. Students will do 3-4 exercises and an essay about 2500 characters. The course is designed for students across the University with an interest in the Chinese language.