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