LING 045 — Fall 2021
Phonetics and Phonology

Professor:Jonathan North Washington
Office:Pearson 105
Office phone:x6134
Office hours:T 14:00-15:30
& by appointment
also available by messaging on Google Chat/Hangouts
Email/messaging: jwashin1@swarth...more.edu
 
Meeting time:TTh 11:20-12:35
Meeting modality:In-person synchronous
Classroom:Science Center 104
Course website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/jwashin1/ling045
Course Moodle site: F21 - LING045.01

Course Syllabus

Schedule (updated often)

weekdatetopicreading (+quiz)
(by class)
due
(by class)
materials
1 31 Aug

Introductions, syllabus

What/why are Phonetics and Phonology

Oscillogram representations of speech

2 Sep

Segmentation: sounds, words

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 1

2 7 Sep

Categorisation in oscillograms

HW1
9 Sep

Meet in lab! (Pearson 111)

Vocal tract anatomy, midsagittal view

Reetz & Jongman - Chs. 2, 5.3

3 14 Sep

Speech sound categorisation (consonants and vowels)

16 Sep

The sounds of English

The IPA (for English)

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 3.0-3.4

HW2: part1, part2

4 21 Sep

Phonetic transcription

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 3.5

23 Sep

The entire IPA chart(s)

"Exotic" consonants

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 4

5 28 Sep

Vowel acoustics

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

[ course packet, ┬žII | quiz ]

HW3

30 Sep

Consonant acoustics

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

6 5 Oct

Spectrogram reading

HW4

7 Oct

Airstream mechanisms

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 6

12 Oct

Fall break!

14 Oct Fall break!
7 19 Oct

Phonotactics

Zsiga - Ch. 11-11.1

HW5

21 Oct

Syllable structure and sonority

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

8 26 Oct

Phonological distribution

Phonemic analysis

Zsiga - Ch. 10

midterm

28 Oct

Phonological alternations

Zsiga - Ch. 11.2-11.3 (end)

9 2 Nov

Distinctive features, natural classes

Zsiga - Ch. 12

HW6

4 Nov

Morphophonemic analysis

Phonological rules

Zsiga - Ch. 13-13.3

10 9 Nov

Rule ordering typology, opacity

Hayes - Ch. 8 [ quiz | reading ]

HW7

11 Nov

Autosegmental phonology: tone, vowel harmony, templatic morphology

Zsiga - Ch. 13.4-13.5

11 16 Nov

Conspiracies and constraints

Intro to Optimality Theory

Zsiga - Ch. 14

HW8

18 Nov

Optimality Theory

Course packet - 3.13

12 23 Nov

Metrical phonology

Zsiga - Ch. 16-16.4

25 Nov Thanksgiving / National Day of Mourning
13 30 Nov

TBA (Computational phonology?)

HW9

2 Dec

TBA (Sociophonetics?)

14 7 Dec

TBA (Sign language phonetics and phonology?)

TBA

Presentations

presentations

TBA

final exam