LING 045 — Fall 2017
Phonetics and Phonology

Professor:Jonathan North Washington
Office:Pearson 105
Office phone:x6134
Office hours:TW 1:30-3:00pm, by appointment
Email: jwashin1@swarth...more.edu
 
Meeting time:TTh 9:55am-11:10am
Classroom:Kohlberg 202
Course website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/jwashin1/ling045
Course moodle site: F17 - LING045.01

Course Syllabus

Project

Schedule (updated often)

weekdatetopicreading (+quiz)
(by class)
due
(by class)
materials
1 5 Sep

Introductions, syllabus

What/why are Phonetics and Phonology

"sue" [ flac | pdf ]

"where are the breaks between the words" [ flac | pdf ]

7 Sep

Acoustic phonetics

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 1

recordings: "prejudice", "half an hour", "considertion", "departure", "Elizabeth"

segmentation [ pdf ], grouping [ pdf ]

2 12 Sep

Acoustic phonetics

HW1
14 Sep

Vocal tract anatomy

Reetz & Jongman - Chs. 2, 5.3

articulatory videos [ x-ray | MRI | MRI Finnish | MRI song | ultrasound ]

blank vocal tract

3 19 Sep

Consonant and vowel categorisation

blank English consonant chart, midsagittal diagrams

blank vowel quadrilateral

21 Sep

English consonant and vowel transcription

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 3.0-3.3

HW2

4 26 Sep

Transcription

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 3.4

transcription exercises

28 Sep

The entire IPA chart(s)

"Exotic" consonants

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 4

Project: Step I (Saturday)

full IPA chart

5 3 Oct

Vowel acoustics

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 11.4-11.4.1, Course packet 2.4

[ course packet, §II | quiz ]

HW3

5 Oct

Consonant acoustics

Course packet 2.5 (all), 2.6 (just pp. 35-37) [ quiz ]

HW4 (Saturday)

spectrograms [ wordlist ]

Roon [ret] ‘needle’

6 10 Oct

Airstream mechanisms

Review

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 6

12 Oct

Midterm exam!

in-class annotated exercises

17 Oct Fall break!
19 Oct Fall break!
7 24 Oct

Phonotactics

Zsiga - Ch. 11-11.1

blank English onset cluster chart

26 Oct

Sonority

(Hayes - Ch. 4.4, Zsiga - Ch. 15.1.3)

Project: Step II (Saturday)

sonority exercises

8 31 Oct

Phonological distribution

Phonemic analysis

Zsiga - Ch. 10

phonemic analysis flowchart and exercises

2 Nov

Phonological alternations

Zsiga - Ch. 11.2-11.3 (end)

9 7 Nov

Features, natural classes

Zsiga - Ch. 12

9 Nov

Phonological rules

Morphophonemic analysis

Zsiga - Ch. 13-13.3

10 14 Nov

Rule ordering typology, opacity

Hayes - Ch. 8 [ quiz | reading ]

Project: Step III

16 Nov

Autosegmental phonology

tone, vowel harmony, templatic morphology

Zsiga - Ch. 13.4

HW5

11 21 Nov

Conspiracies and constraints

Intro to Optimality Theory

Zsiga - Ch. 14

23 Nov Thanksgiving!
12 28 Nov

Optimality Theory

Course packet - 3.13

30 Nov

Metrical phonology

Zsiga - Ch. 16

13 5 Dec

TBA (presentations / additional topic)

HW6

7 Dec

TBA (presentations / additional topic)

14 12 Dec

TBA (presentations / additional topic)

14 Dec No class!

Project: Step IV

20 Dec

(9:00-12:00) Final exam!