From: João Veloso <jvelosoletras.up.pt>
Subject: Introduction to Natural Phonology
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Introduction to Natural Phonology
Date: 06-Jul-2009 - 10-Jul-2009
Location: Porto, Portugal
Contact: João Veloso
Contact Email: jvelosoletras.up.pt
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
This course will be an introduction to the main ideas of Natural Phonology, a
theory first proposed by David Stampe (1969, 1979), and later developed by
Stampe and Donegan (1978, 1979, 1983, 2004) and Donegan (1993, 1995, 1996,
etc.). Reference will be made, whenever appropriate, to other followers
of the theory, like Churma, Dressler, Dziubalska, Hurch, Nathan, Rhodes, and Wojcik.
Each day will consist of a theoretical presentation, followed by practical
exercises of phonological analysis. Basque will be the first source of
empirical data, but English, French and Spanish will also be considered (apart
from occasional examples from other languages). Such analysis will then be
applied to topics of Portuguese phonology selected by students and studied in
class together with the instructor of the course.
Instructor: Prof. Miren Lourdes Onederra (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Reading material and texts for discussion will be provided whenever necessary.
Price and application. Students: 30 euros; Others: 60 euros
1st Day- The Living Sound Pattern of Language
Introduction to Natural Phonology
Workshop Subject: What a Phonological Process Is
2nd Day- Language Acquisition as Process Suppression
Some Thoughts on Bilingual Acquisition
Workshop Subject: The Analysis of Fortitions and Lenitions
3rd Day - The Phoneme
Paradigmatic Processes, the Phonetic Motivation Of
Phoneme Inventories (E.G. The Vowel System of Basque, Spanish, French, or
Workshop Subject: Allophonic and Phonemic Substitutions
4th Day - Phonostylistic and Other Non-Obligatory Substitutions
When Phonetics Is Not the Issue: Morpho(no)logy
Workshop Subject: Processes vs. Rules
5th Day- Prosody as the Main Factor
Prosodic Processes. Morphoprosody.
Workshop Subject: Basque, Portuguese, Spanish from the Point of View of a
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