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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.587J (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • The Lexicon and Its Features 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Linguistics and Philosophy 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Edward Flemming
    Dr. David Gow
    Prof. Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel
    Prof. Donca Steriade
    Prof. Kenneth Stevens
  • Course Introduction:

  • 24.941J / 6.543J / 9.587J / HST.727J The Lexicon and Its Features

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    24.941J / 6.543J / 9.587J / HST.727J The Lexicon and Its Features

    Spring 2007

    Table of distinctive features.
    Distinctive features that define the word 'back' in English. This course is concerned with the theoretical motivation, definition and acoustic/articulatory realization of such distinctive features in spoken language. (Figure by MIT OpenCourseWare, after Stevens.)

    Course Description

    This course provides an overview of the distinctive features which distinguish sound categories of languages of the world. Theories which relate these categories to their acoustic and articulatory correlates, both universally and in particular languages, are covered. Models of word recognition by listeners, features, and phonological structure are also discussed. In addition, the course offers a variety of perspectives on these issues, drawn from Electrical Engineering, Linguistics and Cognitive Science.

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