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Linguistics (LING)

LING 404 Phonology I (3) The analysis of the sound systems of human languages; focus on common phonological processes across languages and on phonetics-phonology interface.

LING 404 Phonology I (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course is about sound patterning in language. In particular, we will learn how human speech sounds are produced and how they function together as a system. We will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet applied to English. We will discuss phonological data from many different languages to seek common phonological processes that occur despite the apparent surface diversity of languages. We will do extensive work on phonological problems in order to master basic phonological analysis.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Social and Behavioral Science
Effective: Fall 2001

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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