Patterning of ounds and gestures in human languages; analysis in generative phonological framework. Prerequisite: LING 450.
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 (Odden's Introduction to Phonological Analysis) and talking about the homework problems. Lots of emphasis active rather than passive learning -- students do a lot of problem-solving.
Linguistics 450 (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.