Theoretical Phonology: Suprasegmental Phonology (ENG 255)

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Course Material

Fall 2014

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

  • IPA Transcription (Powerpoint with Sounds)
  • Midterm

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

  • Assimilation, Dissimilation, Elision, Reduction
  • Reading: Kenstowicz (1994: 136-168)
  • Exercises from PPT

Week 11

Week 12

 Week 13 

Presentation: Phonetics/Phonology and other fields of study: sociolinguistics, speech recognition, perception, computational linguistics.

Exams Preparation

Introduction

Assuming no prior knowledge of Phonetics and Phonology, the course introduces students to the basic notions of these fields. The first part of this course explores the production, perception, and acoustics of speech sounds. More specifically, the course introduces the basic notions of sound structure, demonstrates how sounds are transcribed using the International Phonetic Alphabet, and explores the distinctive features of sounds. The second part provides an introduction to suprasegmental structure. The course is arranged thematically: each week, we will examine a major topic providing theoretical, methodological and empirical work.

Course Syllabus

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