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Ellen Kaisse
LING 452
Seattle Campus

Phonology II

Speech sounds, mechanism of their production, and structuring of sounds in languages; generative view of phonology; autosegmental and metrical phonology. Prerequisite: LING 451.

Class description

Advances in phonological description and theory from the last few decades: optimality theory, tone, intonation, feature geometry, rule ordering and opacity, metrical stress theory, phonetics-phonology interface, limits on abstractness.

Student learning goals

Know the major descriptive advances phonologists have made in the past few decades.

Be able to write things linguists frequently have to write (abstract, referee report, short paper)

Learn more recent theoretical approaches than could be covered in Phonology I

General method of instruction

Small lecture, occasional problem sets.

Recommended preparation

Linguistics 451/551

Class assignments and grading

Two abstracts, a referee report, a short paper (squib), peer review of an abstract, a few problem sets.

The above assignments


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Last Update by Ellen Kaisse
Date: 02/15/2012