- Ticket Number: 13102
- Class Time and Day(s): Thursdays 4:20 - 6:50
- Classroom Building and Room Number: SH 224
This class builds on the knowledge that attained in Ling 402 or a comparable course.
Student Learning Objectives
Students who successfully complete this course will:
be familiar with similarities between the sound systems of natural languages and the extent to which there is variation, most notably in the areas of allophonic variation, neutralization and syllable structure;
have a basic understanding of some landmark theoretical proposals from the framework of Generative Phonology that intend to account for these phenomena;
have a basic understanding of the process of theory formation and evaluation in theoretical linguistics in general and more specifically in the area of Generative Phonology;
show introductory level proficiency in analyzing phonological data and evaluating potential consequences for specific phonological theories;
understand how Generative Phonology intends to explain the ability of children to acquire the sound system of their native language;
be able to identify effects of native phonology on the pronunciation of loan words and non-native languages;
be able to understand scholarly work in Applied Linguistics where it draws from advances in Theoretical Phonology.
Your grade will be determined based on your reports (20%) your final paper (20%), your class participation (10%), presentation (5%) and homework assignments (20%) and on the final exam (25%).
A = 92-100, A- = 90-91, B+ = 87-89, B = 82-86, B- = 80-81, C+ = 77-79, C = 72-76, C- = 70-71, D+ =67-69, D = 62-66, D-= 60-61, <60 = F
- Weekly homework assignments will involve problem sets and/or short essay questions that relate to concepts introduced in class or in your reading. Any homework assignment that involves a substantial amount of prose must be typed. All homework must be carefully worded and presented in a clear and neat format.
- Reports: You will be expected to apply your knowledge of the more accessible phonological terminology that is discussed to a language of your choosing (any language besides English). You will work on this language throughout the course and report on your findings in approximately 3-4 reports that address a particular phonological aspect of your project language. Written prompts for the content of these reports will be provided.
- Presentation: You will present (some of) your findings in a class presentation towards the end of the semester.
- Term Paper: You will construct an approximately 10-12 page term paper. This paper may be derived from any or all of the reports mentioned under 2.