Linguistics 523: Phonology
UNC-Chapel Hill Linguistics
Spring 2019
Elliott Moreton

2019 May 6 (M): FINAL EXAM and SQUIB due

Squib presentations starting at 2:30 p.m.

2019 April 24 (W)

Special office hours for squib-related business

2019 April 22 (M)

Final exam goes out via Sakai.

2019 April 17 (W)

Topics: Channel and inductive bias in typology

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2019 April 15 (M)

Topics: Gaps in factorial typology.

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Assignment for 4/17 W: Finish Myers paper, with new reading guide (on Sakai)

2019 April 10 (W)

Topics: Variability, gradience, and learning

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2019 April 8 (M)

Topics: Stochastic OT and the Gradual Learning Algorithm

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Assignment for 4/10 W: Read rest of article, with new reading guide (Sakai).

2019 April 3 (W)

Topics: Phonological learning II: Emergence of the unmarked.

Topics: Segmental OCP effects in child language. Is child language evidence for universal constraints? Constraints vs. rules.

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Assignment for Monday, April 8: Read Boersma & Hayes 2001, pp. 45--64, with reading guide (on Sakai)

2019 April 1 (M)

Topics: Phonological learning I: The initial state.

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Assignment for Wednesday, April 3: Finish reading Gnanadesikan 2004.

Reminder: Squib prospectus due 3/8 M.

2019 March 27 (W)

Topics: Positional faithfulness and positional markedness

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2019 March 25 (M)

Topics: Positional faithfulness.

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2019 March 20 (W)

Topics: Autosegments and Feature Geometry.

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2019 March 18 (M)

Topics: Evidence for markedness constraints.

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SPRING BREAK

2019 March 6 (W)

Topics: Factorial typology. Preparation for Pater 2004 "*NC".

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Announcement: The take-home midterm will go out on 3/18 M and be due back on 3/27 W.

2019 March 4 (M)

Topics: Factorial typology

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2019 Feb. 27 (W)

Topics: Productivity, typology, and optimality.

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Assignment for 3/4 M: HW 6, factorial typology (on Sakai)

2019 Feb. 25 (M)

Topics: Faithfulness and Correspondence.

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Assignment for 2/27 W: Read McCarthy (2007) paper, on Sakai.

2019 Feb. 20 (W)

Topics: Constraints and constraint ranking.

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Assignment for Monday, Feb. 25: HW 5, formalizing faithfulness constraints

2019 Feb. 18 (M)

Topics: Rule ordering. Candidates and constraints.

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2019 Feb. 13 (W)

Topics: Rule ordering.

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Assignment for Monday, 2/18: HW 4.

2019 Feb. 11 (M)

Topics: Testing natural-class predictions. Preview rule ordering.

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2019 Feb. 6 (W)

Topics: Using features in rules.

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Assignment: Finish HW 3 (testing natural-class predictions)

2019 Feb. 4 (M)

Topics: Using features to define natural classes. Deriving and testing natural-class predictions.

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2019 Jan. 30 (W)

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

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Assignment for 2/4 (M): HW 2 (Sakai).

2019 Jan. 28 (M)

Topics: Feature theory in general. Manner features in particular.

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Assignment for 1/30 (W): Read rest of G&J Ch. 5, and be prepared to discuss

2019 Jan. 23 (W)

Topics: Natural classes.

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Assignment for 1/28 (M): Announcement: We'll be moving to Murphey 221 starting this time.

2019 Jan. 16 (W)

Topics: Deciding between different empirically-adequate analyses. Allophony.

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Assignment for 1/23 W: HW 01 (Aleut vowels)

2019 Jan. 14 (M)

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

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2019 Jan. 9 (W)

Topics: Course organization. What is phonology?

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Assignment for 1/14 (m): Read Kenstowicz & Kisseberth 1979, Ch. 2, with reading guide (Sakai)