24.962 Advanced Phonology

Spring 2005

Flowchart of information channeled from lexicon to phonology and morphology.

Flowchart corresponding to how information is channeled from the lexicon, to phonology and morphology. From Assignment 5. (Image by MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features extensive lecture notes and problem sets.

Course Description

This course focuses on phonological phenomena that are sensitive to morphological structure, including base-reduplicant identity, cyclicity, level ordering, derived environment effects, opaque rule interactions, and morpheme structure constraints. In the recent OT literature, it has been claimed that all of these phenomena can be analyzed with a single theoretical device: correspondence constraints, which regulate the similarity of lexically related forms (such as input and output, base and derivative, base and reduplicant).
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Prof. Adam Albright
Prof. Donca Steriade

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session