Course Content (Syllabus)
This course presents recent developments in phonological theory. The topics investigated involve various aspects of segmental and suprasegmental phonology including stress, syllabification, syllable weight-related phenomena, autosegmental phenomena such as tone and harmony, as well as featural processes, among others. Likewise, both rule-based and constraint-based models are considered. In-class exercises, data-set analysis and assignments are designed to further develop students’ analytical skills. Where appropriate, the interaction of phonology to other domains of linguistics, such as morphology, phonetics, typology, etc. is addressed.
Additional bibliography for study
Blevins, J. 2004. Evolutionary phonology: The emergence of sound patterns. Cambridge University Press.
Cairns, C. & E. Raimy (Eds.). 2010. Handbook of the Syllable. Leiden: Brill.
de Lacy, P. (Ed.). 2007. The Cambridge handbook of phonology. Cambridge University Press.
Goldsmith, J., J. Riggle & A. Yu (Eds). 2011. The handbook of phonological theory, 2nd ed. Wiley.
Hayes, B. 1995. Metrical stress theory: Principles and case studies. University of Chicago Press.
Hayes, B., R. Kirchner & D. Steriade. 2004. Phonetically based phonology. Cambridge University Press.
Inkelas, S. 2014. The Interplay of Morphology and Phonology. Oxford Surveys in Syntax and Morphology 8. Oxford University Press.
Kager, R. 1999. Optimality Theory. Cambridge University Press.
Kula, N., B. Botma & K. Nasukawa (Eds.). 2011. Bloomsbury Companion to Phonology. Bloomsbury Publishing.
McCarthy, J. & A. Prince. 1993. Generalized alignment. Yearbook of Morphology: 79–153.
Oostendorp, M. van., C. Ewen, B. Hume, & K. Rice (eds.) 2011. Blackwell Companion to Phonology. Wiley.
Parker, S. (Εd.). 2012. The sonority controversy. De Gruyter.
Topintzi, N. 2010. Onsets: Suprasegmental and Prosodic Behaviour. Cambridge University Press.
Yip, M. 2002. Tone. Cambridge University Press.