Calendar. Below is a calendar with tentative topics for the semester and links to notes and reading assignments.  I will update it as it works out; shaded boxes have not been updated and are still tentative.  Assignments are available via oncourse, and will be posted the week it is assigned. 

 

Week

Readings

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Other Links

1

 

Files 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, & 1.5

 

25

Introduction

 Language  (text)

27

Introduction

 Languages & Science

29

Introduction

Observation & Theory

 

 

2

 

Files 2.0, &

2.6.1 – 2.6.3

1

LABOR DAY

A Class-free Day

3

Phonetics & Phonology

Acoustics

5

Phonetics & Phonology

Modeling & Representation

 If you want to work with your own acoustic representations, links to some tools here, and here.

Model Image 1

Model Image 2

Model Image 3

3

 

Files 2.2, 2.3, & 2.6.1-2.6.4

8

Phonetics & Phonology

Categorization

10

Phonetics & Phonology

Consonant Classification

Bring text

12

Phonetics & Phonology

Information Reduction & Transcription

Bring text

 

Vowel example 1

Vowel example 2

Electropalatography,

X-ray Cinematography. -> u-tube server

X-ray Microbeam System

 

4

 

File 2.4

15

Phonetics & Phonology

Transcription

Bring Text

17

Phonetics & Phonology

Transcribing

Bring Text

19

Phonetics & Phonology

The Alphabetic Model

 

 

Sounds from Languages

Hawai’ian examples

5

 

Files 3.1.1, 3.2, &3.3

22

Phonetics & Phonology

Cross Classification & Phonotactics

 

24

Phonetics & Phonology

Sequencing Constraints

26 – QUIZ #1

Phonetics & Phonology

Phonemic Analysis

 

an Implementation of an IPA Font, if you want it

6

 

File 3.5

29

Phonetics & Phonology

Dsitributional Analysis

1

Phonetics & Phonology

Phonemic Analysis

2

Phonetics & Phonology

Cross-language Comparison

 

 

GMU Speech Accent Archive

 

7

 

Files 3.1.3, 15.2 & 15.3

6

Phonetics & Phonology

Phonemic Systems

8

Phonetics & Phonology

Phonemic Systems

10

Phonetics & Phonology

Orthographic Systems

 

 

Logographic Transition

Syllabary

Alphabetic Transition

Alphabetic Transition

Analytic Alphabet

 

8

 

Files 4.0, 4.1, & 4.5

13

Morphology & Syntax

Morphemic Analysis

 

15

Morphology & Syntax

Morphological Rules

17

FALL BREAK

Time to Break your Fall

 

 

9

 

Files 4.2 & 4.4

20

Morphology & Syntax

Morphological Derivations

 

22

Morphology & Syntax

Morphological Analysis

24

EXAM

Mid-term Contents

 

 

10

 

Files 5.1 5.2.2, & 5.4

27

Morphology & Syntax

Morpho-syntactic Frames

 

29

Morphology & Syntax

Morpho-syntactic Categorization

31

Morphology & Syntax

Constituency

 

 

11

 

File 5.3

3

Morphology & Syntax

Constituency Tests

 

5

Syntax  Lab

Introduction

Please note: Room changes for Labs

 

7

Morphology & Syntax

Phrase Structure Grammars

 

 

12

 

File 5.5

10

Morphology & Syntax

Constituency and Tree Structure

12

Syntax  Lab

Writing Rules

14 – QUIZ #2

Morphology & Syntax

Phrase Structure Modeling

 

 

 

13

 

17

Morphology & Syntax

Exploring Phrase Structures

19

Syntax  Lab

Building Phrase Structures

21

Morphology & Syntax

 Syntactic Relations

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

File 4.3

1

Morphology & Syntax

 Agreement & Government

3

Syntax Lab

Agreement & Government

5

Morphology & Syntax

A Tour of Languages

 

English

Dutch

Mandarin Chinese

Cantonese

Korean

Japanese

Hebrew

Finnish

 

15

 

8

Morphology & Syntax

 Remaining Issues

10

Review

11

Morphology & Syntax

Grammatical Models

 

 

 

16: Final Exam: 12:30 – 2:30PM