A majority of the world’s unwritten languages are tonal, and this course will prepare those hoping to do language development work in these languages. The course includes extensive practice and coaching in hearing and transcribing tone, review of phonological theory that especially applies to tone, surveys of tonal phenomena by geographical area, and a multi-week project of tone analysis of a specific language that will cover beginning transcription, analysis, and a paper about the system.
Course DetailsLevel: Graduate
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Fall - Even numbered years
Prerequisites: AL5304 Advanced Phonological Analysis or permission of the instructor.
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