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Ellen Kaisse
LING 451
Seattle Campus

Phonology I

Patterning of ounds and gestures in human languages; analysis in generative phonological framework. Prerequisite: LING 450.

Class description

Basic concepts in phonology: typical phonological processes and generalizations; alternations; phonemes and allophones; rules and rule ordering; choosing an underlying representation

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures revolve around brief readings from the textbook (Hayes Introductory Phonology) and talking about the homework problems. Lots of emphasis active rather than passive learning -- students do a lot of problem-solving.

Recommended preparation

Linguistics 450/550 (phonetics) or equivalent.

Class assignments and grading

One project on the language of the student's choice plus lots of problem sets.

project, midterm, final, homework completion, peer review of projects


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ellen Kaisse
Date: 11/11/2013