Fall 2023 - LING 321 B100
Class Number: 2696
Delivery Method: Blended
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 8, 2023
Fri, 11:59–11:59 p.m.
Office: RCB 9224
Prerequisites:LING 282W; or LING 221 and any lower division W course.
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 phoneme, syllable, morpheme, word, and phrase will be considered in the context of phonological theory. 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.
MODE OF INSTRUCTION/ DELIVERY: Blended (In person and online)
The course will be taught in a hybrid format, with in-person meetings Thursdays 10:30am-12:20pm and an additional hour of asynchronous instruction each week. Quizzes and homework assignments will be submitted online; exams will take place in person.
PLATFORMS USED: Zoom and Canvas
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Computer and internet access
- Homework assignments 25%
- Quizzes 25%
- Exams 40%
- Participation 10%
Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities (778-782-3112 or email@example.com).
Zsiga, Elizabeth. The Sounds of Language. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2013. ISBN: 9781405191036 (paperback version). Also available as an e-book.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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Department Undergraduate Notes:
Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.
Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.
All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.