Fall 2020 - LING 321 D100
Class Number: 8283
Delivery Method: In Person
An overview of theoretical principles in phonology.
The foundations of phonological theory will be taught through readings and practical work. Data analysis will cover a variety of languages as well as child phonological acquisition. The nature of phonetic and phonological representation, complementation and contrast, and phonological processes will form the overall conceptual focus. The significance of linguistic units such as phone, phoneme, syllable, morpheme, word, and phrase will be considered in the context of particular phonological theories.
The course will have optional synchronous meetings for extra explanation and problem review (Fridays 9:30-11:30am), but synchronous attendance is not required. All requirements will be completed online. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required. Extensive practice with language data will be the focus of the work required in the course. Both examinations and homework problems will require analytical work and the formulation of results in prose. Students’ work will be assessed on measures of careful and logical analysis and clear written expression.
Synchronous: Instruction takes place through live online lectures, some materials available on Canvas
This course will have a Reading Break during the week of October 12 (Thanksgiving week).There will be no synchronous (in real time) classes or tutorials, recordings, exams, or assignments due this week.
- Grades will be based on:
- Homework Assignments 23%
- Quizzes 30%
- Mid-term Exam 20%
- Research Participation 2%
- Final Exam 25%
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Zsiga, Elizabeth. The Sounds of Language. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2013. (paperback version). Also available as an e-book.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020
Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).