LING 492 - Topics in Linguistics
Section: 002 Intonation
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course focuses on the form, function and use of intonation. We will begin with early treatments of intonation and move through various theoretical models, ultimately focusing on a predominantly autosegmental approach. This approach relies on the use of the ToBI (Tone and Break Indices) transcription system, and students will have ample opportunity to explore and use this system on a variety of data sources. In addition to the formal phonetic and phonological modeling of intonation, the course will explore intonation at the level of discourse and information structure. Finally, we will investigate the ways in which intonation plays a role in second language acquisition, in language contact and change and in the construction and maintenance of social and cultural identities and practices. Permission of the instructor or a course in phonetics/ phonology is required.

LING 492 - Topics in Linguistics
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001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with 792.002
002 (SEM)
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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