Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | Arabic Phonetics and Phonology
N329 | 3153 | Al-Ani

Course Meets: 4:00 - 5:15     MW     BH 135; 4:00 - 5:15    TR     BH 316Second 8 weeks only

This course is designed to introduce Arabic phonetics/phonology utilizing specific phonetics, both
practical and theoretical, as well as the instruments and physiological advancements made in the field of
phonetics.  Also, the theoretical phonological process will be introduced and applied to Arabic
phonology.  Theories such as distinctive features and generative phonology will be an essential part of
this course.  Diachronic phonetic/phonology will also be discussed and brought into focus.  Features
including emphatic, tafkhim, voiced vs. voiceless, majhurah and mahmusah, will be thoroughly
discussed.  Grades will be based on midterm and final examinations and a term paper.