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Fall 2019

ENG 623: Phonetics and Phonology (graduate)

In this course, we will examine and compare the concrete and abstract realities of sound patterns across languages. We will start with the physical reality of speech sounds (i.e., Phonetics), and the complex processes that allow us to communicate so effortlessly. We will then move up to a more abstract/symbolic level (i.e., Phonology): how can we understand each other if speech is so variable and dynamic? The second half of the course will cover common phonological phenomena, and compare two different theoretical frameworks commonly adopted to explain such phenomena, namely, rule-based and constraint based models. To conclude, we will briefly examine current trends in experimental and theoretical Phonology.

ENG 693: Writing in the Profession (graduate)

This course focuses on a number of components involved in writing and publishing your research in in the field of linguistics (or language studies more generally). Among other topics, we will examine the typical structure of conference abstracts and scientific papers, and compare different tools designed to help us prepare academic/scientific documents (e.g., CVs, reports, academic websites etc.). Finally, we will discuss the different stages involved in publishing papers and book chapters in different venues, as well as how the peer-reviewing process works.



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