LING 045 — Spring 2021
Phonetics and Phonology

Professor:Jonathan North Washington
Office:Pearson 105
Office phone:x6134
Office hours:M 13:30-15:00
& by appointment
message me on Google Chat/Hangouts for Zoom link
Email/messaging: jwashin1@swarth...more.edu
 
Meeting time:TTh 11:45-13:00
Meeting modality:Online synchronous
Classroom:Zoom (see Moodle for meeting URL)
Course website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/jwashin1/ling045
Course Moodle site: S21 - LING045.01

Course Syllabus

Schedule (updated often)

weekdatetopicreading (+quiz)
(by class)
due
(by class)
materials
1 11 Feb

Introductions, syllabus

What/why are Phonetics and Phonology

Oscillogram representations of speech

2 16 Feb

Segmentation: sounds, words

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 1

18 Feb

Categorisation in oscillograms

HW1
3 23 Feb

Vocal tract anatomy, midsagittal view

Reetz & Jongman - Chs. 2, 5.3

25 Feb

Speech sound categorisation (consonants and vowels)

4 2 Mar

The sounds of English

The IPA (for English)

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 3.0-3.4

HW2: part1, part2

4 Mar

Phonetic transcription

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 3.5

5 9 Mar

The entire IPA chart(s)

"Exotic" consonants

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 4

11 Mar

Vowel acoustics

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

[ course packet, §II | quiz ]

HW3

6 16 Mar

Consonant acoustics

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

18 Mar

Spectrogram reading

HW4

7 23 Mar

Airstream mechanisms

Reetz & Jongman - Ch. 6

25 Mar

Spring break!

8 30 Mar

Phonotactics

Zsiga - Ch. 11-11.1

HW5

1 Apr

Syllable structure and sonority

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

9 6 Apr

Phonological distribution

Phonemic analysis

Zsiga - Ch. 10

midterm

8 Apr

Phonological alternations

Zsiga - Ch. 11.2-11.3 (end)

10 13 Apr

Distinctive features, natural classes

Zsiga - Ch. 12

HW6

15 Apr

Morphophonemic analysis

Phonological rules

Zsiga - Ch. 13-13.3

11 20 Apr

Rule ordering typology, opacity

Hayes - Ch. 8 [ quiz | reading ]

HW7

22 Apr

Autosegmental phonology: tone, vowel harmony, templatic morphology

Zsiga - Ch. 13.4-13.5

12 27 Apr

Conspiracies and constraints

Intro to Optimality Theory

Zsiga - Ch. 14

HW8

29 Apr

Optimality Theory

Course packet - 3.13

13 4 May

Guest lecture: sign language phonetics and phonology

6 May

Metrical phonology

Zsiga - Ch. 16-16.4

HW9

14 14 May

(9 a.m.–12 p.m. UTC-4) Presentations

presentations

TBA

final exam