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Phonetics and Phonology Course Outline International

Posted on 04 July 2011 by Aajiz

The following abbreviations are used in the syllabus:

  • L = Ladefoged textbook
  • Unlabeled page numbers refer to the Roca and Johnson textbook, and homework from there is in the “Further practice” sections at the end of each chapter.
  • Readings referred to by name are in the reading packet.
  • G = Gussenhoven and Jacobs book
  • W = Roca & Johnson workbook
Week Day Topic Reading Homework
1 01 Introduction Skim & review,
L Ch. 1 A,B,C (p. 24)

Review the IPA symbols
02 Obstruents & articulation Ch.1 29,30, L Ch. 1 D,E (p. 27)
2 03 Assimilation Ch. 2 57, L Ch. 2 A-D (p. 48)
04 Rules & derivations W 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3 05 Sonorants Ch. 3
06 Sound waves & spectrograms
Labs 1 & 2  

L Ch. 8 (pp. 181-190)

L Ch. 6 C,D (p. 153)
4 07 Acoustics of vowels Labs 3 & 4 Lab 4 report
08 Natural classes Ch. 4 112-113
5 09 Vowels Ch. 5, Veatch 141.1,3, G 82.1,2
10
Acoustics of consonants Labs 5 & 6  

L Ch. 8 (pp. 191-205)

Lab 7 & 8;
6 11
Vowel processes Ch. 6.1-4, -7 L Ch. 8 A,B (p. 208)
12
Applications of phonetics Labov (?? presents–focus on the “Prinzivalli Case” section),
Cohen (?? presents)
Reading questions
7 13
NO CLASS
14 Feature geometry Ch. 17.8-10 G 70.1,.2, 71.1, 180 (due)
8
15 EXAM 1: Phonetics  

 

16 The Timing Tier 


Phonetics & acquisition

Ch. 8.1-4, -9 


optional read: Foulkes, Docherty & Watt. 2005. Phonological variation in child-directed speech. Language 81.1:177-206.


9 17 The Syllable p. 233, Ch. 9 259 (but not 260)
18 Syllable complexity Ch. 10.1-7  

(presents)

292 (just French)
10

19 Stress Ch. 11 Abstract due 11/2 

318,319 (poetry Q optional)

L Ch. 5 A,D,F (p. 128-30)

20 Metrical theory 

Napoli pp. 100-117 (PDF in Blackboard) L Ch. 10 D (p. 254)
11
21 Ch. 12 346-347 (due 11/14)
NO CLASS – work on your paper with a partner
12
23 Syllable weight 

Ch. 13.1-5 379-381  

24 Ch. 13.6-9 

G 163 (all), G 226 (just Italian)  

13
25 Tone and intonation Ch. 14.1-4 G 147.WG
Draft due 11/21
26 NO CLASS (Thangksgiving)
14
27 Tone, continued Ch. 14.9-12 

406 (just Margi) , G 146.Men, 164.K
28 

Optimality Theory Ch. 19.1-5 G 49.M, 53, 237
15
29 Ch. 19.6-9  

McCarthy’s /r/ in OT (paper posted in Blackboard)

G 49.k, 238
30 Summary and review via presentations
31
EXAM 2: Phonology

32
Paper due by 9:00 a.m.


 

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