LSA 234: Usage effects in phonology and morphology
Jennifer Hay | session 2 | MW 10:30 – 12:15, 101 Moffitt Hall
This course explores the effect that the patterns of a word's every-day usage can have on that word's representation and structure. It also explores the consequences of such usage for the phonological system. A wide range of data from both speech production and speech perception will be considered. Empirical evidence includes data from experiments, as well as analysis of spontaneous speech.
- The effect of word usage on perceived morphological complexity, and the consequences this has for affix-ordering and morphological productivity.
- The effect of a word's frequency of use and typical context on the likelihood of that word being subject to a variety of phonological processes.
- The link between phonotactic wellformedness and the contents of the lexicon.
- Word- and speaker-specific effects in production and perception.
Reading: Selected materials available online.
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