This course provides practice in recognizing the difference between phonetic (etic) and phonological (emic) data through numerous practical exercises. Theoretical topics of focus include the use of distinctive features, natural classes, phonetic plausibility, complementary distribution, free variation, contrast in identical/analogous environments, phonological processes, common conditioning environments, typological universals, tone analysis, and morphophonemics. This is an ideal course for field-workers preparing to help develop or revise an orthography for any language.
Course DetailsLevel: Undergraduate
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Spring/Summer/Fall
Prerequisite or Corequisite: AL4302 Principles of Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics.
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