Linguistics 4247A
Advanced Phonological Analysis

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the program.

Course Description:

This is an advanced phonology course for fourth-year undergraduates and masters students in linguistics. The course addresses the interface between phonetics and phonology by focusing on the study of aspects of sound structure using recorded speech. While some aspects of segmental phonology will be examined (e.g. formant measurements for analyzing vowel systems, voice onset time (VOT) for analyzing consonant inventories), a prominent place will be given to prosodic phonology, particularly rhythm and intonation patterns. In addition to a variety of online learning activities, students will complete a number of steps in a research project: literature review, data analysis, abstract, presentation (recorded screencast posted online), and final paper.