This advanced course introduces students to a variety of live research issues in phonological theory. I teach this course with my colleagues Heinz Giegerich, Patrick Honeybone, and Michael Ramsammy. In 2014⁄2015, I cover the following topics:
- Contrast in phonology and underspecification. Modified Contrastive Specification and the use of contrastive hierarchies
- Feature theory: markedness, feature geometry, contrast. Diagnostics of markedness and their cross-linguistic validity
- Suprasegmental phonology: moraic theory; morae and sonority; onset moraicity
Materials are available on Learn. There is also a Resource List available.