Linguistics 526: Second Language Phonetics and Phonology
UNC-Chapel Hill Linguistics
Fall 2017
Elliott Moreton

2015 November 27 (M)

Topics:Discussion of Broselow et al. (1998)

Class:

Assignment: Peer review, due Friday at 11:59 p.m. See Sakai forum for details.

2015 November 20 (M)

Topics:Background for Broselow, Chen, & Wang (1998)

Class:

Assignment: Proposals are due at 11:59 p.m. on the Sakai forum.

2017 November 17 (F)

Topics: Post-questions for Guion 2003

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2017 November 15 (W)

Topics: Second-language effects on first-language production: Guion 2003.

Class: Announcement: The deadline for the proposal is now due Nov. 20, i.e. Monday (not Friday the 17th any more).

2017 November 13 (M)

Topics: Background for Guion 2003

Class:

Assignment for 2017 November 17 (F), 11:59 p.m.: A first draft of the proposal is due (in pdf format). See the handout of October 13 for details on format. I will make a Sakai Forum thread for you to attach your proposal to, so that everyone can see it.

2017 November 10 (F)

Topics: Inductive bias. MoA reports.

Class: Assignment: Read Guion et al. 2003, following the usual procedure.

2017 November 8 (W)

Topics: Berent et al. 2007 discussion

Class: Assignment:

2017 November 6 (M)

Topics: Background for Berent et al. 2007

Class: Assignment: Read Berent et al. 2007, following the usual procedure.

2017 November 3 (F)

Topics: Phonological-rule transfer. MoE reports.

Class: Assignment: Read Berent et al. 2007, following the usual procedure.

2017 November 1 (W)

Topics: Darcy et al. 2007: Does knowledge of L1 phonological rules transfer to L2 phonology?

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2017 October 30 (M)

Topics: How come assimilation doesn't impede comprehension?

Class: Assignment: Read Darcy et al. 2007, following the usual procedure. Reports from the Ministers of Experiment are due on Friday, Nov. 3.

2017 October 27 (F)

Topics: Post-questions; MoD reports

Class: Assignment: Read Darcy et al. 2007, following the usual procedure.

2017 October 25 (W)

Topics:Matthews & Brown 2004

Class: Assignment: Read Darcy et al. 2007, following the usual procedure.

2017 October 23 (M)

Topics: Preparation for Matthews & Brown 2004.

Class:

Assignment: Read Matthews & Brown 2004, following the usual procedure.

2017 October 18 (W)

Topics:Trapman & Kager 2009

Assignment: Read Matthews & Brown 2004, following the usual procedure.

2017 October 16 (M)

Topics: Research proposals. Trapman & Kager background.

Class:

Assignment: Read Trapman & Kager 2009, following the usual procedure.
  • For 10/18 (W): Read other people's reactions, and compare them with the paper again. Prepare for class discussion (as a discusser --- I'm leading this ones)

    2017 October 13 (F)

    Topics: Midterm results. Research proposals.

    Class:

    Assignment: Read Trapman & Kager 2009, following the usual procedure.

    2017 October 11 (W)

    Topics: MIDTERM

    Assignment: Read Trapman & Kager 2009, following the usual procedure.

    2017 October 9 (M)

    Topics:

    Synthesis II

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    2017 October 6 (F)

    Topics:

    Synthesis I

    Class:

    Assignment Prepare for general discussion of the articles we have read so far (Abrahamson & Hyltenstam 2009, Broselow & Kang 2013, Kuhl 2007, Sebastián-Gallés et al. 2005, Takagi & Mann 1995). What big questions have they raised? What competing hypotheses have they offered? What is the data telling us? Please do Questions and Reactions as usual (in partnerships), but:

    2017 October 4 (W)

    Topics:

    Discussion of Takagi & Mann 1995

    Class:

    Assignment Prepare for general discussion of the articles we have read so far (Abrahamson & Hyltenstam 2009, Broselow & Kang 2013, Kuhl 2007, Sebastián-Gallés et al. 2005, Takagi & Mann 1995). What big questions have they raised? What competing hypotheses have they offered? What is the data telling us? Please do Questions and Reactions as usual (in partnerships), but:

    2017 October 2 (M)

    Topics:

    Learning L2 perceptual cues (background for Takagi & Mann 1995)

    Class:

    Assignment: Read Takagi & Mann 1995, following the usual procedure.

    2017 September 29 (F)

    Topics:

    Learning L2 perceptual cues (background for Takagi & Mann 1995)

    Class:

    Assignment: Read Takagi & Mann 1995, following the usual procedure. Announcement: The midterm will be Wednesday, October 11 (Wednesday of week after next). The assignment for Monday, October 9, will be to synthesize what we've learned to date --- I'll give specific instructions as an assignment on Wednesday.

    2017 September 27 (W)

    Topics:Discussion of Sebastian-Galles et al. (2005)

    Class:

    Assignment: Read Takagi & Mann 1995, following the usual procedure.

    2017 September 25 (M)

    Topics: Dissecting experimental studies.

    Class:

    Assignment:

    2017 September 22 (F)

    Topics:Statistical learning across domains. Anatomy of an experimental study.

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    Assignment:

    2017 September 20 (W)

    Topics: How does a language become L1?

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    Assignment:

    2017 September 18 (M)

    Topics:``Is speech special?'' (Background for Kuhl 2007 reading.)

    Class:

    Assignment: Read Kuhl 2007, with partner. Please revisit the course syllabus to see what the requirements are for partnered commenting.

    2017 September 15 (F)

    Topics: Post-questions for Broselow & Kang (2013)

    Class:

    Assignment: For next week: Read Kuhl 2007, with partner. Please revisit the course syllabus to see what the requirements are for partnered commenting.

    2017 September 13 (W)

    Topics:Discussion of Broselow & Kang (2013).

    Class:

    Assignment:

    2017 September 11 (M)

    Topics: Some big issues: phonological markedness, phonetic difficulty, L1 transfer, universal effects. (Preparation for Broselow & Kang 2013.)

    Class:

    Assignment: Read Broselow & Kang 2013, following the procedure outlined in the Reading Guide from 8/23 and the "How to worry" guide from 8/28. (Still as individuals.)

    2017 September 8 (F)

    Topics:Phonetics preparation for perception unit.

    Class:

    Assignment: Read Broselow & Kang 2013, following the procedure outlined in the Reading Guide from 8/23 and the "How to worry" guide from 8/28. . Practice following the weekly rhythm described on the Syllabus:

    2017 September 6 (W)

    Topics:Phonetics preparation for perception unit.

    Class:

    Assignment: Read Broselow & Kang 2013, following the procedure outlined in the Reading Guide from 8/23 and the "How to worry" guide from 8/28. . Practice following the weekly rhythm described on the Syllabus:

    2017 September 1 (F)

    Topics:Post-questions for Abrahamsson & Hyltenstam (2009). Partnership questionnaires.

    Class:

    Assignment for 9/6 (W): Read Ladefoged 1993, Ch. 6 (Sakai, today)

    2017 August 30 (W)

    Topics:Discussion of Abrahamsson & Hyltenstam (2009)

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    Class:

    Assignment: Last part of the A&H cycle:

    2017 August 28 (M)

    Topics: Categorical perception. Productive worrying. (Preparation for Abrahamsson & Hyltenstam 2009.)

    Class:

    Assignment: Read Abrahamsson & Hyltenstam 2009, following the procedure outlined in the Reading Guide. Practice following the weekly rhythm described on the Syllabus:

    2017 August 25 (F)

    Topics: Critical periods. (Preparation for Abrahamsson & Hyltenstam 2009.)

    Class:

    Assignment: Read Abrahamsson & Hyltenstam 2009, following the procedure outlined in the Reading Guide. Practice following the weekly rhythm described on the Syllabus:

    2017 August 23 (W)

    Topics: Course organization. How to read a research paper.

    Class:

    Assignment: Read Abrahamsson & Hyltenstam 2009, following the procedure outlined in the Reading Guide. Practice following the weekly rhythm described on the Syllabus: