LING 3001 Advanced Phonology

Pre-requisite: LING 2001

This is a course in advanced phonology in general, with a particular emphasis on the framework of generative phonology. The course examines major issues in generative phonology, namely, segmental processes, prosodic processes and phonological representations. The main concerns are (1) to discover general procedures for data analysis which motivate appropriate phonological rules in language, and (2) to examine major theories and debates for the representations of universal and specific language features. This course will give students a deeper appreciation of how theory shapes our understanding of issues, and access to current methods in formal phonological analysis. Students wishing to pursue a postgraduate degree should read both LING 3001 and LING 3002.

Method of Instruction: 2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week
Assessment: 40% in-course assessment, 60% final examination

The top student in this course plus LING 3002 is awarded the Departmental Prize for Theoretical Linguistics (Level III). See Academic Prizes. Find out about Field Trips.