Spanish and Portuguese | Graduate Colloquium
S695 | 11822 | Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos

S695  Graduate Colloquium   (3 credits)

Topic:  Language variation and language use

Recent developments in phonological theory embrace findings from
cognitive linguistics, phonetics and connectionist modeling in
language perception. A usage-based model of phonology challenges
traditional notions well-established in phonological research and
provides new ways of examining forgotten areas such as language
variation. This course is a graduate-level class exploring such
recent developments in phonological theory and its application in
the study of sound change. The first part of the semester will be
dedicated to understand the general ideas of the exemplar theory as
proposed by Bybee (2001) and its implications for the study of
language variation in sociolinguistics. The second part of the
semester we will examine particular variation phenomena with the
idea of implementing exemplar theory to explore and understand these
language changes.

HISP-S 695 11822 12:00P-2:05P MWR BH 208  Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos
Note:  This course will meet jointly with HISP-S 495.