The phonology curriculum emphasizes current theoretical perspectives, including Optimality Theory, along with the collection, description, and interpretation of novel phonological and phonetic data. Courses feature extensive work in data analysis and problem solving, focusing on the construction and evaluation of phonological theories, particularly in light of new empirical data.

Faculty Specializing in this Area

Jill Beckman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Honors Advisor

Christine Shea, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor