Linguistics 200: Phonology
UNC-Chapel Hill Linguistics
Fall 2018
Elliott Moreton

2018 December 13 (Th)

Topics: FINAL EXAM

2018 December 6 (Th)

Topics: Review session, room TBA (default is Dey 304). Note "Review Problems" folder on Sakai (under "Resources")

2018 December 4 (Tu)

Topics: Beyond Optimality Theory: Empirical challenges and theoretical alternatives.

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2018 November 29 (Th)

Topics: First-language acquisition and emergence of the unmarked (cont'd.)

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Assignment for 12/4 (Tu):

2018 November 27 (T)

Topics: First-language acquisition and emergence of the unmarked.

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Assignment for 11/29 Th: Read rest of Gnanadesikan (2004), with new Reading Guide (on Sakai).

2018 November 20 (T)

Topics: Allophony, contrast, and factorial typology.

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Assignment for 11/27 Tu: Read Sections 1-4 of Gnanadesikan (2004), with Reading Guide. (Both are on Sakai.)

2018 November 15 (Th)

Topics: "Richness of the base" and factorial typology.

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2018 November 13 (Tu)

Midterm 2

2018 November 8 (Th)

Topics: Universality of constraints.

Class: Assignment for 2018 Nov. 15 (Th) (after the midterm): HW 5, on factorial typology of syllable shapes. (The McCarthy 2007 reading may be helpful.)

2018 November 6 (Tu) --- Campus closed, no class

2018 November 1 (Th)

Topics: Ranking markedness and faithfulness constraints. Morphology-phonology alignment.

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2018 October 30 (Tu)

Topics: Faithfulness.

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Assignment for Nov. 1 (Th): Read parts of the McCarthy 2007 article (the reading guide, on Sakai, tells which ones).

Announcement: Midterm 2 will be in one weeks, i.e., Nov. 6th (T).

2018 October 25 (Th)

Topics: Constraints and constraint ranking.

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Announcement: Midterm 2 on Nov. 6th (T)

2018 October 23 (Tu)

Topics: Targets and candidates, illustrated with syllabification.

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Assignment for next time: HW 04, Tamil (Beckman 2004)

2018 October 16 (Tu)

Topics: Syllables, syllabification, and syllable-sensitive phonological rules.

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2018 October 11 (Th)

Topics: Extending autosegmental phonology to segmental features. Feature Geometry.

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2018 October 9 (Tu)

Topics: Autosegmental phonology: the case of tone.

Class: Assignment for 10/11 Th: Read G&J Ch. 11, Sections 1--5 only.

2018 October 4 (Th)

Topics: Tone as a first example of non-linear representation.

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Assignment for 10/9 T

2018 October 2 (Tu)

MIDTERM 1

Assignment: None!

2018 September 27 (Th)

Topics: Rule ordering. Abstractness of underlying representations.

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2018 September 25 (Tu)

Topics: Rule ordering.

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2018 September 20 (Th)

Topics:Using classes in rules.

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2018 September 18 (Tu)

Topics: Place features. Unary vs. binary. Dependent features.

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2018 September 13 (Th)

University closed due to hurricane.

2018 September 11 (Tu)

Topics: The theory of distinctive features.

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Assignment: Announcement: The first midterm will be in a bit over two weeks, on Thursday, September 27.

2018 September 6 (Th)

Topics: Model building. Natural classes.

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Assignment for 9/11 Tu:

2018 September 4 (Tu)

Topics: Model-building. Better vs. worse models.

Assignment for 9/6 (Th): HW 1, Ibibio (Sakai, Resources)

2018 August 30 (Th)

Topics: Motivating phonology. Predictable vs. unpredictable information; phonological grammar.

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2018 August 28 (T)

Topics: Phonetics review II: Consonant manner; vowels.

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Assignment for 8/30 (Th):

2018 August 23 (Th)

Topics: Phonetics review I: Laryngeal and place features.

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Assignment for 8/28 Tu

2018 August 21 (Tu)

Topics: Course organization. What is phonology?

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Assignment for 8/23 (Th):