Introduction to Phonology

Image of facial muscles with vocal sound wave graph.

Musculature of the face, and a graphic representation of sound waves. (Image adapted from Gray's Anatomy by Daniel Bersak.)


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Fall 2002



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The year-long Introduction to Phonology reviews at the graduate level fundamental notions of phonological analysis and introduces students to current debates, research and analytical techniques. The Fall term reviews issues pertaining to the nature of markedness and phonological representations - features, prosodies, syllables and stress - while the second term deals with the relation between the phonological component and the lexicon, morphology and syntax. The second term course will also treat in more detail certain phonological phenomena.

Cheryl Zoll, Donca Steriade, and Michael Kenstowicz. 24.961 Introduction to Phonology, Fall 2002. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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