- Code LING2019
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course develops practical ability in phonological analysis (the analysis of the way sounds are organised in Language). It introduces methods and assumptions of two important approaches to phonological analysis: Classical Phonemic Analysis, and the Non-linear Generative model (concentrating within this latter paradigm on Autosegmental phonology). The syllabus includes: 'Classical (Structural)' Phonemics; the phonemes of Australian English. Generative Phonology. Features and Feature Geometry. Autosegmental Phonology. The Phonology of Intonation.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Depending on how well they satisfy the requirements of the course, students will be able to:
- Analyse the sound structure of Language using methods and assumptions of two contrasting but important approaches to phonological analysis: Classical Phonemics, and Non-linear Generative Phonology.
- Understand professional texts on phonological analysis
- Use their knowledge to describe and do research in languages unfamiliar to them.
- Gain some historical perspective on how developments in modern phonological theory have come about.
Four assignments (80%) and in-class test (20%).
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2 hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week
Requisite and Incompatibility
Carlos Gussenhoven & Haike Jacobs, Understanding phonology, Arnold, 1998 or later ed. and a set of readings.
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