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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LING 205 - Phonology

Phonology is the study of how sounds and/or signs pattern in language, i.e. how they are organized into perceptual categories.  In this class we will look at data from a wide variety of languages and analyze them using several formal theories to find patterns and generalizations about phonological contrasts and alternations.  In the process, students will evaluate the explanatory strengths of each theory.  The class will emphasize the analytical skills used in solving problem sets and on how to present and justify an analysis of the dataset.  Prerequisite(s): LING 100  or LING 104 . Every fall. (4 Credits)