LING 312: Introduction to Phonology (3)

This is an introductory course in phonology. It focuses on crucial phonological concepts such as the underlying and surface representations, phoneme and allophone, contrast, alternation, neutralization, distinctive features, and the syllable. It provides the basic skill set for phonological analysis, including how to discover phonological patterns, select underlying representations, and write phonological rules to capture the patterns. Common phonological universals in the world's languages will also be discussed. Prerequisite: LING 305. LEC
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