LING 313 - Sound Patterns
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 111, 209, 210, or 212.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores two fundamental aspects of the sounds of human languages: speech sounds as physical entities (phonetics) and as part of a linguistic system (phonology). In viewing sounds as physical elements, the focus is articulatory descriptions: How are speech sounds made? What types of articulatory movements and configurations are used to differentiate sounds in the world's languages? In this part of the course, the goal is to learn to produce, transcribe, and describe in articulatory and acoustic terms many of the sounds known to occur in human languages.

In the second part of the course, the focus is on sounds as members of a particular linguistic system. Phonological data from various languages are analyzed — that is, regularities or patterns in sound distribution are extracted from the data set and then stated within a formal phonological framework. Throughout the course, a major emphasis is that speech sounds are simultaneously physical and linguistic elements, and that these two aspects are interdependent.

Course Requirements:

Course grades are based on participation, homework assignments that apply the concepts covered in class to novel data, as well two writing assignments (one on a phonetics topic and one on a phonological topic).

LING 313 - Sound Patterns
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 1405184116
Introductory phonology, Author: Bruce Hayes., Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell 1. publ. 2009
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