LING 621: Topics in Phonology --
Spring 2014

Times and Places

Instructor

Course Goals

Web Pages

Textbooks

The necessary chapters will be in the locker (eventually). Plus other readings to be assigned.

Iris Berent, The Phonological Mind, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-521-14970-9

John C.L. Ingram, Neurolinguistics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-521-79640-8

Rene Kager, Optimality Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. ISBN: 0-521-58980-0

Elizabeth Zsiga, The Sounds of Language, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4051-9103-6

Also useful (but not required)

Kenneth R. Beesley and Lauri Karttunen, Finite State Morphology, Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2003. ISBN: 1-57586-434-7

Bruce Hayes, 2009, Introductory Phonology, Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 978-1-4051-8411-3.

David Odden, Introducing Phonology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0-521-53404-6.

Grading

There is no final exam for this course.

Expectations

Honor Pledge

The University of Maryland has an Honor Pledge:

Students with Disabilities

Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with disabilities. Students requiring accommodations should meet with me as soon as possible to discuss the situation.

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend class. Reasonable accommodations will be made for religious holidays, inclement weather and other excused absences. Students should inform me as soon as possible if they cannot attend class so that alternative arrangements can be made.

Extended Emergencies

In the case of an emergency which closes the University for an extended period of time, the course will be conducted by web and email.

Tentative Schedule

Week of

 

Topics

Notes

January

28

Introduction (MAP)

February

4

Syllables: Basics

Zsiga 15, xfst/foma

February

11

Syllables: OT

Kager 3

February

18

Syllables: Experiments

Berent 8, Kabak & Idsardi 2007, Take home 1

February

25

Stress: Basics

Zsiga chapter 16

March

4

Stress: OT

Kager chapter 4, Idsardi 2009

March

11

Stress: Acquisition

Heinz 2009, Dupoux et al 2007, Take home 2

March

18

No class: Spring Break

 

March

25

Project Topics

 

April

1

Lexical access

Ingram 5, 6, 7

April

8

Computation

Heinz, Heinz & Idsardi

April

15

TBA

April

22

TBA

April

29

Projects

 

May

6

Presentations

May

13

Presentations

Final paper (due May 15)


Author: William James Idsardi

Email: idsardi AT umd.edu

Last Updated: January 27, 2014