Language is a dynamic system, under constant pressures and continually evolving. Sounds and sound systems of human languages are incredibly diverse yet at the same time there are identifiable principles or factors that seem to constrain the diversity found in the phonetic and phonological systems of language. This unit examines sound systems in language, from a holistic point of view, looking at phonetic and phonological properties of sounds. Techniques are introduced to help analyse linguistic sound systems in terms of synchronic patterns and also their diachronic development.
|Unit name||Dynamics of Sound|
|Semester 2, 2022|
|Attendance mode||Normal day|
|(LNGS2601 and LNGS2624) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Linguistics|
|Available to study abroad and exchange students||
Teaching staff and contact details
|Coordinator||Gwendolyn Hyslop, firstname.lastname@example.org|