LNGS 401: Phonological Theory


This course explores theoretical issues that underlie phonological patterns and processes.
Attention is given to various phonological approaches and representations within linear
segmental phonology, Autosegmental Phonology and Optimality Theory. Data from a variety
of languages are used to evaluate these approaches and their relative strengths in the analyses
of various aspects of phonology. Areas covered include feature theory, segmental processes,
and theoretical issues in prosody such as syllabification, tone, stress, and intonation.