Linguistics Department

Phonetics and Phonology - Program of Study

In the first year, all graduate students take two required courses in phonetics and phonology:

  • LIN 380K: Phonology I. A graduate introduction to phonology. This course is offered every Spring semester.
  • LIN 381M: Phonetics. A graduate introduction to phonetics. This course is offered every Fall semester.

In addition to these required courses, students interested in phonetics and/or phonology should take more advanced seminar courses in both phonetics and phonology. The courses LIN 392: Current Developments in Linguistic Research and LIN 393P: Topics in Phonetics and Phonology are offered on a regular basis with different topics. Each 392 or 393P course continues on from the required courses LIN381M and LIN 380K, focusing on a particular sub-area. The student will be expected to do an original research project and will read from the professional literature in that sub-area. Other courses of interest are often offered through the departments of Psychology, Communication and Speech Disorders, as well as the various modern and classical language programs at UT.

Students who intend to specialize in phonetics and/or phonology will also take LIN 389P: Linguistic Research in Phonetics-Phonology. This course is offered every long semester, and provides opportunities for class members to present and discuss their research with colleagues.

The UT Sound Lab provides a recording facility and computing resources for work in phonetics and phonology.

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