LING 045 — Fall 2016
Phonetics and Phonology

Professor:Jonathan North Washington
Office:Pearson 105
Office phone:x6134
Office hours:M 3:45-5:15pm, T 1:15-2:45pm, by appointment
Email: jwashin1@swarth...
 
Lecture Time:TTh 11:20am-12:35pm
Classroom:Lang Center 112
Course website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/jwashin1/ling045
Course moodle site: F16 - LING045.01

Course Syllabus

Project

Schedule (updated often)

weekdatetopicreading (+quiz)
(by class)
due
(by class)
materials
1 30 Aug

Introductions, syllabus

What/why are Phonetics and Phonology

"sue" [ flac | pdf ]

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

1 Sep

Acoustic phonetics

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 1

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

waveforms [ pdf ]

2 6 Sep

Acoustic phonetics

HW1
8 Sep

Vocal tract anatomy

Reetz & Jongman - Chs. 2, 5.3

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

blank vocal tract

3 13 Sep

Consonant and vowel categorisation

blank English consonant chart, midsagittal diagrams

blank vowel quadrilateral

15 Sep

English consonant and vowel transcription

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 3.0-3.3

HW2

4 20 Sep

Transcription

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 3.4

transcription exercises

22 Sep

The entire IPA chart(s)

"Exotic" consonants

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 4

5 27 Sep

Vowel acoustics

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

[ course packet, §II | quiz ]

Project: Step I

full IPA chart(s)

29 Sep

Consonant acoustics

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

spectrograms

6 4 Oct

Airstream mechanisms

Review

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 6

HW3

UCLA Phonetics Lab index of sounds

6 Oct midterm!
11 Oct Fall break!
13 Oct Fall break!
7 18 Oct

Phonotactics

blank English onset cluster chart

20 Oct

Sonority

(Hayes - Ch. 4.4)

sonority exercises

8 25 Oct Phonological analysis

Hayes - Ch. 2-2.6

phonemic analysis [ flowchart | exercises ]

27 Oct Phonological distribution

Hayes - Ch. 2.7-2.10, (Hayes - Ch. 3)

9 1 Nov

Features, natural classes

Course packet - 3.3-3.10, Hayes - Ch. 4.9 [ course packet §III | quiz ]

Project: Step II

natural classes exercises

3 Nov

Phonological alternation

Morphophonemic analysis

Rule ordering

Hayes - Chs. 6-7

10 8 Nov

Rule ordering typology, opacity

Hayes - Ch. 8

opacity & rule ordering exercises

10 Nov

Autosegmental phonology

tone, vowel harmony, Semitic morphology

Kenstowicz - sections 7-7.1, 7.4, 7.8, 8-8.1 [ text | quiz ]

HW4

auto-segmental phonology exercises

11 15 Nov

Conspiracies and constraints

Intro to Optimality Theory

McCarthy - Ch. 1 - [ text | quiz ]

[ handout ]

17 Nov

Optimality Theory

Course packet - 3.13

[ blank handout | filled handout ]

12 22 Nov

Metrical phonology

Hayes - Ch. 14

Project: Step III

[ handout | filled handout ]

24 Nov Thanksgiving!
13 29 Nov presentations

Project: presentation

1 Dec presentations

Project: presentation

14 6 Dec

Phonology of signed languages

HW5

10 Dec No class!

Project: Step IV

15 Dec

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

review sheet