LING 513 - Phonology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 313.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the foundations of phonology, the study of the sound system of human languages. We shall discuss various views on how speech is divided into segments (sounds), the composition of speech sounds (features), how sounds are organized into syllables, the distribution of stress in words and phrases, and other structures above the segment level. To evaluate the views, we shall discuss what constitutes phonological data and how they can be used to construct a linguistic argument or theory. Practical skills will be emphasized in order to handle large dataset from various languages, replicate previous analyses, and explore new ones.

Course Requirements:

The main requirement is a term paper, the topic of which is chosen by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students are also expected to do assigned readings and practice problems. Finally, students are expected to contribute their ideas and encouraged to argue for them during class discussions.

Intended Audience:

Graduate and advanced undergraduate students in linguistics. Either LING 512 or 313 are recommended.

Class Format:

Lectures, interactive discussions, and student presentations of readings.

LING 513 - Phonology
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001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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