LING 045. Phonetics and Phonology
Phonetics explores the full range of sounds produced by humans for use in language and the gestural, acoustic, and auditory properties that characterize those sounds. Phonology investigates the abstract cognitive system humans use for representing, organizing, and combining the sounds of language as well as processes by which sounds can change into other sounds. This course covers a wide spectrum of data from languages around the world and focuses on developing analyses to account for the data. Argumentation skills are also developed to help determine the underlying cognitive mechanisms that are needed to support proposed analyses.
Eligible for COGS
Fall 2017. Washington.
Spring 2018. Irwin.
Fall 2018. Gasser.
Spring 2019. Gasser.
Catalog chapter: Linguistics
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/linguistics