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College of Arts & Sciences
Linguistics Program

Phonetics and Phonology

Faculty having Phonetics and/or Phonological Theory as an area of interest:

Kurt Goblirsch

Professor (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; German)  

Ph.D.,University of Minnesota, 1990 

Comparative Germanic linguistics, historical phonology, dialectology.

Amanda Dalola 

Assistant Professor (Linguistics)

Ph.D., French Linguistics, UT Austin, 2014

Phonetics, Sociophonetics, Sociolinguistics, Theoretical Phonology, Lab Phonology, Historical Romance

D. Eric Holt

Associate Professor (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures;Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese)  

Ph.D., Georgetown University, 1997 

Phonology, historical linguistics, dialectology.

Dirk den Ouden

(Consulting Faculty)

Associate Professor; Director, Neurolinguistics Laboratory (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
Ph.D., University of Groningen (The Netherlands), 2002 

Neural correlates of language representation and use; aphasia, stroke; phonology, apraxia of speech; syntax, verbs, sentence production/processing; functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI); electroencephalograhy (EEG); transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), High-Definition transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS)

Dan Fogerty 

(Consulting Faculty)
Assistant Professor (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
Ph.D., Indiana University, (Majors: Speech and Hearing Science, Cognitive Science), 2010

Acoustics, phonetics, speech perception, cognitive hearing science

Hiram McDade 

(Consulting Faculty)
Associate Professor and Graduate Director (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
Ph.D., University of Tenneesee, 1976 

Acoustic measurement, child language development

Graduate Courses in Phonetics and/or Phonological Theory:

LING 512 - French Phonology
Credits: 3 
The sound system and its functioning in the morphological system of French from the point of view of current phonological theory.

Equivalent Course FREN 516 

LING 514 - Contrastive English-Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Credits: 3 
Introduction to the study of phonetics and phonology and their application to the sounds and sound systems of English and Spanish. Includes transcription practice and discussion of relevance to teaching.

Equivalent Course SPAN 517 

LING 610 - Introduction to Phonology
Credits: 3 
The phonetic basis of phonology; phonological structure; lexical representation; cross-linguistic survey of major types of phonological processes; emphasis on data analysis.

Prerequisites LING 300, 301, or 600 or permission of instructor

LING 711 - Phonological Theory
Credits: 3 
Advanced study of theoretical issues in phonology.

Prerequisites LING 600 and 610

LING 715 - Applied English Phonetics
Credits: 3 
Introduction to the study of English phonetics. Covers basic concepts of acoustic phonetics, properties of English speech sounds, and their acoustic variability in varying types of linguistic context.

LING 890 - Seminar in Language Acquisition: The Acquisition and Teaching of Second Language Phonology
Credits: 3 
Similarities and differences between L1 and L2 language phonology, the balance between production and perception in L2 acquisition, and consequences for language teaching.