LINGUIST List 20.1311

Tue Apr 07 2009

Confs: Phonology/Portugal

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        1.    João Veloso, Introduction to Natural Phonology

Message 1: Introduction to Natural Phonology
Date: 05-Apr-2009
From: João Veloso <>
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:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Meeting Description:

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 Portuguese) 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 Holistic Typology
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