24.901 | Fall 2010 | Undergraduate, Graduate
Language and Its Structure I: Phonology

Calendar

LEC # TOPICS
1 Introduction, course overview, vowels: Articulatory description and transcription
2-3 Consonants: Articulatory description and transcription; distinctive features
4 Phonological versus phonetic representations
5 Alternations and derivations I
6 Alternations and derivations II
7 Constraints
8 Phonetics I: Acoustics of vowels, using Praat
9 Phonetics II: Acoustics of consonants
10 Phonetics III: Suprasegmentals
11 Feature geometry
12 Course review
  Mid-term exam
13 Sociolinguistic variables
14 American English dialects
15 Tone I: African languages
16 Tone II: Asian languages
17 Tone III: Intonation and phrasing
18 Syllables I: Structure and syllabification
19 Syllables II: Sonority
20 Stress I: Prominence
21 Stress II: Rhythm
22 Stress III: Weight
23 Prosodic morphology: Reduplication and truncation
24 Loanword phonology
25 Review
  Final exam
Course Info
As Taught In
Fall 2010
Learning Resource Types
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