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Any Phonology specalists? Or people with a phonology background?


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Hey guys! I am lucky enough to be doing my undergraduate senior research project under a phonologist. He gave me no choice on my topic, and despite having a strong phonetics background, I never took a course with any phonology until this semester. Anyways enough whinning, well today when he found out i've hit a bit of a road block, he told me that I have all this potential but if I didn't learn to use my resources I'd never go anywhere in graduate school. Well, this forum is a resource, and my question is just about where or how I could find some fairly specific information, and what I am missing. If there anyone has a phonology background (especially graduate level), and wouldn't mind if I PM'd them please let me know, you would be doing me a huge favour!! thanks guys!

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In case no specialists come forward, I am not a phonologist but I have a fairly good idea about where to find general resources, or who to ask if I don't know where to look. For many purposes, if you google for first-year grad course syllabi you'll find useful references that will probably answer most of your questions. Similarly if you can find a syllabus for a seminar on whatever topic is giving you trouble, you'll be on your way to finding your answers.

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Oh my gosh thanks!! If no one responds by the end of the day tomorrow I will PM you! I appreciate this...my advisor is brilliant and I know I am lucky, but hes almost so smart he doesn't understand why students can't figure stuff out. Having said that, I owe him so much, I don't mean to complain, and I do appreciate you, and anyone else who offers to help!! :)

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Hi! One of my areas of specialization is Phonology. For your question about Praat, there's a website that has published a manual about how to use Praat. It's quite useful and it's well written. You can find it in savethevowels.org (http://savethevowels.org/praat/UsingPraatforLinguisticResearch.pdf).

As for places where you can go for information, it would help if you specified what kind of phonology you're working with (generative or laboratory phonology) and what kind of specific information you are looking for.

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