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SPCH80900 - Seminar in Speech Science: Articulatory Phonology

 
 

SPCH80900 - Seminar in Speech Science: Articulatory Phonology

80900 - Seminar in Speech Science: Articulatory Phonology - 3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2014
Day/Time: Monday 2:00 - 4:00pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Dr. Douglas Whalen
Email: dwhalen@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.16
Phone: (212) 817-8806

Course description:
Articulatory Phonology is a theory of the phonological structure of speech that takes the gesture as its main primitive. Phonological distinctions are based on the presence vs. absence of gestures, differences in specifications of the gestures (such as degree of constriction) and the temporal coordination of gestures within a unit. Certain phonological patterns fall out more naturally in this model than in feature-based systems, while the reverse is true for other patterns. This course will explicate and evaluate Articulatory Phonology both on its own terms and in relation to featural accounts. Possible redefinitions of clinical disorders (e.g., misarticulation of segments) in these terms will be explored.
(x-listed with LING79200)