Introduction to Phonology

A mural on a brick wall depicts a half-lit bespectacled man's face, surrounded by  multi-colored script.

A mural of Noam Chomsky. His and Morris Halle's 1968 book The Sound Pattern of English has been very influential in both the field of phonology and in the analysis of the English language. (Image courtesy of TaylorBell* on flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA.)


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Fall 2014



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This course serves as an introduction to the current research questions in phonological theory. Topics include metrical and prosodic structure, features and their phonetic basis in speech, acquisition and parsing, phonological domains, morphology, and language change and reconstruction. Activities include problem solving, squibs, and data collection.

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Michael Kenstowicz. 24.961 Introduction to Phonology. Fall 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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