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LINGUIST 2PH3 PHONOLOGY

Academic Year: Fall/Winter 2013/2014

Term: 2

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. John Colarusso

Email: colaruss@mcmaster.ca

Office: Chester New Hall 532

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23902

Website:

Office Hours: by appointment



Course Objectives:

•  To provide the student with a grasp of the way in which languages deliver meaning through the use and modification of sounds and words;
 

•  To provide the student with an overview of the techniques for representing the sound alternations involved in the formation of words.


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Halle, Morris and Nick Clements Problem Book in Phonology  MIT

 

Davenport, Mike and S. J. Hannahs, 2010, Introducing Phonetics and Phonology, 3rd

         edition, Hodder Educatiuon


Method of Assessment:

Grading:  problem sets 80% (six, one every two weeks, 13.3% each),
final examination 20% (open book)

 


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

This is a self-reporting tool for undergraduate students to report absences DUE TO MINOR MEDICAL SITUATIONS that last up to 5 days and provides the ability to request accommodation for any missed academic work. Please note, this tool cannot be used during any final examination period. You may submit a maximum of 1 Academic Work Missed request per term. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with your Instructor immediately (NORMALLY WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS) regarding the nature of the accommodation. If you are absent for reasons other than medical reasons, for more than 5 days, or exceed 1 request per term, you MUST visit your Associate Dean's Office/Faculty Office). You may be required to provide supporting documentation. This form should be filled out immediately when you are about to return to class after your absence.


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.


Topics and Readings:

1.      Review (D & H, chapters 1 – 6; skim these)

2.      Features (D & H, ch. 7),

         Homework #1 from (H & C), due in one week

3.      Phonemic analysis (D & H, CH. 8)

         Homework #2 from (H & C), due in one week

         Homework #1 due&

4.      Phonological alternations: processes and rules (D & H, ch. 9)

         Homework #3 from (H & C), due in one week

         Homework #2 due

5.      Phonological Structure (D & H, ch. 10)

         Homework #4 from (H & C), due in one week

         Homework #3 due

6.      Derivational analysis (D & H, ch. 11)

         Homework #5 from (H & C), due in one week

         Homework #4 due

7.      Constraint based analysis (D & H, ch. 12)

         Homework #6 from (H & C), due in one week

         Homework #5 due

         Homework #6 due one week after end of class.


Other Course Information:

The instructor and university reserve the right to modify elements of the course during the term. The university may change the dates and deadlines for any or all courses in extreme circumstances. If either type of modification

becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. It is the responsibility of the student to check his/her McMaster email and course websites weekly during the term and to note any changes.

 

Academic Dishonesty

 

Academic dishonesty consists of misrepresentation by deception or by other fraudulent means and can result in serious consequences, e.g., the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: “Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty”), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

 

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various kinds of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, Appendix 3, www.mcmaster.ca/senate/academic/ac integrity.htm

 

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

 

 

      1.  Plagiarism, e.g., the submission of work that is not one’s own for which other credit has been obtained. (Insert specific course information, e.g., style guide)

  1.  Improper collaboration in group work. (Insert specific course information)
  2.  Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

(If applicable) In this course we will be using a software package designed to reveal plagiarism. Students will be required to submit their work electronically and in hard copy so that it can be checked for academic dishonesty.

 

E-MAIL COMMUNICATION POLICY

Effective September 1, 2010, it is the policy of the Faculty of Humanitoes that all e-mail communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from the student’s own McMaster University e-mail account.  This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that communication is sent to the university from a McMaster account.  If an instructor becomes aware that a communication has come from an alternate address, the instructor may not reply at his or her discretion.

Email Forwarding in MUGSI:

http://www.mcmaster.ca/uts/support/email/emailforward.html

*Forwarding will take effect 24-hours after students complete the process at t