This seminar presents a review of the basic foundations of phonetics and phonology (e.g. phonetic transcriptions, allophones, phonological features) as well as more advanced topics (e.g. understanding and reading spectrograms, phonological theories). Throughout this course we will put this knowledge into practice, doing spectrogram analyses and solving phonological problems. This class is one of the four introductory courses in linguistics and is mandatory to those MA1 students who will write their MA theses in the field of linguistics. Students who major in another field than linguistics but are interested in phonetics and phonology are also welcome. However, students who have already taken Linguistic Theory III at the undergraduate level cannot take this class.
The course format is primarily made of lectures and small group discussions conducted exclusively in English.
Active performance and quizzes 30% Final Exam 70%
Zsiga, E. C. (2013). The Sounds of Language: An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology. Wiley-Blackwell.