In this course (co-taught with my colleagues Patrick Honeybone and Benjamin Molineaux) we consider a variety of issues connected to phonological change. Throughout the course, we address questions such as the following:
- How do we reconstruct the phonology of past language states?
- What types of phonological changes are attested?
- How can synchronic phonological theory assist us in the study of historical phonology?
- What can we learn about the human language faculty by studying historical phonology?
In 2022⁄2023, I expect to cover the following topics :
- Mechanisms and types of phonological change
- Phonological typology and phonological change