24.961 Introduction to Phonology

As taught in: Fall 2002

Image of facial muscles with vocal sound wave graph.

Musculature of the face, and a graphic representation of sound waves. (Image adapted from Gray's Anatomy by Daniel Bersak.)




Prof. Cheryl Zoll

Prof. Donca Steriade

Prof. Michael Kenstowicz

Course Features

Course Description

The year-long Introduction to Phonology reviews at the graduate level fundamental notions of phonological analysis and introduces students to current debates, research and analytical techniques. The Fall term reviews issues pertaining to the nature of markedness and phonological representations - features, prosodies, syllables and stress - while the second term deals with the relation between the phonological component and the lexicon, morphology and syntax. The second term course will also treat in more detail certain phonological phenomena.