This is a follow-up to last semester’s introduction to phonology. We’ll be extending the empirical scope to harmony systems, the role of the lexicon, tone and intonation, and the syntax-phonology interface.
Since we’re a small class, I hope to customize the course to your interests. We also scheduled the phonology seminar, on lexically conditioned phonology and exceptionality, at the same time, so that we can meet as a group sometimes.
Cognitive Science state-of-the-art
Background on spreading in OT
McCarthy 2011 discussed in above
Turkish example for background discussion
Reading: Kevin Mullin. 2011. Strength in Harmony Systems: Trigger and Directional Asymmetries. Ms, UMass Amherst.
Mullin and Pater. 2015. Follow-up conference handout
Potts, Christopher, Joe Pater, Karen Jesney, Rajesh Bhatt and Michael Becker. 2010. Harmonic Grammar with Linear Programming: From linear systems to linguistic typology. Phonology 27: 77-117. (Discussed in class: sec. 5 on Lango)
Supplement: Rose, Sharon and Rachel Walker. (2011) Harmony Systems. In J. Goldsmith, J. Riggle & A. Yu (eds.) Handbook of Phonological Theory (2nd ed.). Blackwell.
Reading: Pater, Joe. 2010. Morpheme-Specific Phonology: Constraint Indexation and Inconsistency Resolution. Phonological Argumentation: Essays on Evidence and Motivation, 123–154. London: Equinox. https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/41017/.
Supplement: Finley, Sara. 2010. Exceptions in vowel harmony are local. Lingua 120(6). 1549–1566. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2009.10.003.
Harmony follow-up: My OT-Help files in a .zip file, the above-linked Mullin and Pater handout, Stanton mfm handout, more Sour Grapes and Use it Or Lose It discussion, and yet more.
Read for Tuesday: Moreton, Elliott (2008). Analytic bias and phonological typology. Phonology 25(1):83-127.
Read for Thursday: Coetzee, Andries and Joe Pater. 2011. The place of variation in phonological theory. In John Goldsmith, Jason Riggle, and Alan Yu (eds.), The Handbook of Phonological Theory (2nd ed.). Blackwell. 401-431.
Harmony, exceptionality, and wug-testing
Bruce Hayes, Kie Zuraw, Peter Siptar, and Zsuzsa Londe (2009). Natural and unnatural constraints in Hungarian vowel harmony. Language 85: 822-863.
Fountain, Amy. 1998. An optimality theoretic account of Navajo prefixal syllables. University of Arizona PhD dissertation.
Tone and intonation: the basics
Typology of tone
Larry M. Hyman (2014) "How autosegmental is phonology?" The Linguistic Review 31.363-400.
Larry M. Hyman (2011) "Tone: Is it different?" In John Goldsmith, Jason Riggle and Alan Yu (eds), "The Handbook of Phonological Theory," 2nd edition, 197-239. Blackwell.
Variation and learning
Coetzee, Andries and Joe Pater. 2011. The place of variation in phonological theory. In John Goldsmith, Jason Riggle, and Alan Yu (eds.), The Handbook of Phonological Theory (2nd ed.). Blackwell. 401-431.