Kie Zuraw

UCLA Linguistics

Ling 200A

Phonological Theory I

Fall 2016

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-11:50 AM in Haines 122

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Almost everything here is a PDF file, so you need Adobe Acrobat Reader (or similar software) to view and print.

How to make fancy brackets in MS Word
and here is a Word version that you can copy the examples from

Course information

Kie's student hours: Thursdays 3:00-4:50 PM, in Campbell 3122A


Term paper stuff

Basic directions

Directions for bibliographic exercise (due Oct. 18)

Directions for primary-vs-secondary-source exercise (due Nov. 1)

Models for term paper

Sample abstract

Lecture handouts

  1. Class 1: Overview/intro, SPE rule review (Sept. 22 = Thurs. of Week 0)
  2. Class 2: Expansion conventions (Sept. 27 = Tues. of Week 1)
  3. Class 3: Extrinsic rule ordering (Sept. 29 = Thurs. of Week 1)
  4. Class 4: The duplication and conspiracy problems (Oct. 4 = Tues. of Week 2)
  5. Class 5: A theory with both rules and constraints? (Oct. 6 = Thurs. of Week 2)
  6. Class 6: OT I (Oct. 11 = Tues. of Week 3)
  7. Class 7: OT II (Oct. 13 = Thurs. of Week 3)
  8. Class 8: Process application I: multiple sites (Oct. 18 = Tues. of Week 4)
  9. Class 9: Process application II: multi-optionality (Oct. 20 = Thurs. of Week 4)
  10. Class 10: Process interaction I: look-ahead and opacity (Oct. 25 = Tues. of Week 5)
  11. Class 11: Process interaction II: expanding the typology (Oct. 27 = Thurs. of Week 5)
  12. Class 12: Cyclicity and levels (Nov. 1 = Tues. of Week 6)
  13. Class 13: More levels (Nov. 3 = Thurs. of Week 6)
  14. Class 14: The too-many-solutions problem (Nov. 8 = Tues. of Week 7)
  15. Class 15: Autosegmentalism I (Nov. 10 = Thurs. of Week 7)
  16. Class 16: Autosegmentalism II (Nov. 15 = Tues. of Week 8)
  17. Class 17: Stress I (Nov. 17 = Thurs. of Week 8)
  18. Class 18: Stress II (Nov. 22 = Tues. of Week 9)
  19. Nov. 24 was a holiday
  20. Class 19: Stress III (Nov. 29 = Tues. of Week 10)
  21. Class 20: Course wrap-up (Dec. 1 = Thurs. of Week 10)

Reading questions

Tips on reading scholarly articles

I'm posting a .doc version of each of these so that you can type in them easily, whether you intend to turn in a hard copy or upload to CCLE. (If you can't decide, hard copy is better for me!)

Problem sets

Palauan verb paradigms: ordered rules (due Friday, Oct. 7)

  1. PDF version
  2. MS Word version for copying and pasting data

Korean verb paradigms: rules with constraints (due Friday, Oct. 14)

  1. PDF version
  2. MS Word version

Chilean Spanish vowel sequences: OT (due Friday, Oct. 21)

  1. PDF version
  2. MS Word version

Hakha Lai tone: process application (due Friday, Oct. 28)

  1. PDF version
  2. MS Word version

Malayalam: Lexical Phonology (due Tuesday, Nov. 15 in class)

  1. PDF version
  2. MS Word version

Lama: Autosegmentalism (due Tuesday, Nov. 22 in class)

  1. PDF version
  2. MS Word version

Fijian: Stress (due Friday, Dec. 2)

  1. PDF version
  2. MS Word version


General reference

Jason Riggle's phonology cheat sheet
Everything you need to know on one page

Basic information on all the world's languages.

Speech Internet dictionary (SIPhTrA)
By John Maidment

Features and sounds

Feature chart and definitions by Bruce Hayes
includes handy Excel spreadsheet

Floris van Vugt's Pheatures
Free software for learning about and manipulating features

Online sounds from the UCLA Phonetics Lab--indexed by language and by sound type
Includes an IPA chart that you can click on to hear sounds

Word processing

E-Ching Ng's guide to Microsoft Word for linguistics
Phonetics, phonology, syntax, automatic numbering, and much more

Floris van Vugt's Marpa-OT
Lets you make an OT tableau in a spreadsheet program and then convert it into code you can paste into a LaTeX document.

SIL International
Fonts, software, and more. To go straight to the free Doulos SIL font, click here.

The International Phonetic Association (IPA)
Various useful things, including font information

Doug Arnold's LaTeX for Linguists pages
How to do various linguistic things in LaTeX: IPA symbols, OT tableaux, autosegmental representations, glossing, trees...

A magical, free way to manage your bibliographies--insert citations from your library into your document, and Zotero will make and format a bibliography for you automatically.


Jason Eisner's "Doing OT in a Straijacket"
Includes an inventory of constraints as of 1999, but translated into Eisner's formalism

"How many constraints are there?" by Ashley et al.
An inventory of constraints as of 2008. There's a paper explaining the inventory and an Excel spreadsheet listing the constraints.

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