LING INST 110: Introduction to Phonological Theory and Analysis (Summer 2015)
Tu/Fr 8:30am - 10:20am, Social Science Research Bldg. 302
Course website: http://thiscourse.com/ucsd/linginst110/su15/
Eric Bakovic (Professor)
Office Hours: M/Th 2-3pm in Plein Air (http://www.pleinaircafe.co)
2015 Linguistic Summer Institute course page description
This course is an introduction to the theory and methods of phonological analysis. Each week we will focus on one of four main sets of theoretical assumptions: (1) representational assumptions about what phonological constituents are and what they consist of, (2) analytical assumptions about the kinds of evidence that are brought to bear on the question of the basic vs. derived nature of a constituent, (3) computational assumptions about the mechanisms that relate representations of phonological constituents to each other, and (4) architectural assumptions about how the phonological component interfaces with other grammatical components. These assumptions will be elucidated through in-class and assigned work on phonological problem sets.
Familiarity with basic articulatory phonetics and phonetic symbols. If you understand the content of Chapter 1 of Hayes (2009), you should be fine.
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- For more on distinctive features, I refer you to Chapter 4 of Hayes (2009) or Chapter 2 of Hyman (1975) — or check out Mannell's online course unit on the topic. (Thanks to Kristjan Bondesson for finding and sharing these.) See also Chapter 17 of the Blackwell Companion to Phonology (2011).
- For more on the phoneme, I refer you to Chapter 11 of the Blackwell Companion to Phonology (2011).
- For more on the OT analysis of English inflectional suffix alternations presented in class (and its larger implications, both realized and potential), I refer you to Bakovic (2005). A further consequence of this analysis is discussed by Pajak & Bakovic (2010).
- For more on the distinction between transparent and opaque interactions, and its consequences for both rule-ordering and OT, I refer you to Bakovic (2007) and Bakovic (2011).
|1||Tue Jul 07||What is phonology? What is phonological analysis?||Day 1|
|Fri Jul 10||Allophonic vs. neutralizing alternations||Russian||English||Day 2|
|2||Tue Jul 14||Interacting alternations||English||Lamba||Day 3|
|Fri Jul 17||More interacting alternations||Lamba||Polish||Day 4|
|3||Tue Jul 21||Even more interacting alternations||More Russian||Somali||Day 5|
|Fri Jul 24||Starting on Optimality Theory||Somali||English in OT||Somali solution|
|4||Tue Jul 28||More Optimality Theory||English||Bleeding vs. counterbleeding in OT||Answers to English in OT|
|Fri Jul 31||Even more Optimality Theory||Bleeding vs. counterbleeding||Answers to bleeding vs. counterbleeding in OT|