PREREQUISITE: LING-UA.0011 OR PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR.
Introduction to phonology, the area of linguistics that investigates how languages organize sounds into highly constrained systems. The fundamental questions include the following: What do the sound systems of all languages have in common? How can they differ from each other? What is the nature of phonological processes and why do they occur? Students develop analytical skills by solving phonological problems based on data from a wide variety of languages.