LING 394 - Topics in Linguistics
Section: 002 Prosody and Gesturing
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 111 or 210.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The course is designed as a survey of structural and phonetic properties of prosody. We examine theories of prosodic hierarchies and the manifestations of prosodic hierarchies in acoustics and articulation, conduct acoustic speech analysis and prosodic transcription, discuss the relationship between syntax and prosody, factors influencing prosodic boundary placement, and tonal alignment. We then move on to examine prosody as evidenced in another modality, namely gesturing (movements of the head, hand, torso) and how gesturing and prosodic structure are integrated. Throughout the course we will emphasize the methodology involved in research, and pay particular attention to how meaningful research questions can be formulated and how experiments can be designed to answer them.

There is no textbook for this course.

Course Requirements:

Grading will be based predominantly on class assignments and on a final research paper which students will be working on throughout the semester.

Class Format:

Two lectures per week.

LING 394 - Topics in Linguistics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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