Advanced seminar in phonology II

This course is part of the programme
Cognitive science of language Third Level

Objectives and competences

The primary goal of this course is to familiarize the students with the most relevant issues of modern phonological theory.

The acquired competences are:
-Ability to critically think about a given linguistic topic and finding theoretically relevant data
-Ability to solve specific theoretical linguistic problems.
Lectures are organized as a weekly or biweekly intensive course.
Lectures are organized as a weekly or biweekly intensive course.


Introduction to phonology


Results of the current linguistic investigations by the worldwide known linguists.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge of current topics and problems in phonology.


Vezana na konkretno vsebino predmeta/based on the actual content of the course (članki iz jezikoslovnih znanstvenih revij / articles from scientific journals – Linguistic Inquiry, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Lingua, Language, Theoretical Linguistics, The Linguistic Review …).


• Active participation at the lectures 50% • final project on the topic connected with the course content 50%. During the intensive course students present their own research on the topic of the seminar. Before the start of the intensive course, students must read and work through the required literature on their own. This literature includes scientific articles that will be discussed during the course.

Lecturer's references

Assistant professor of Linguistics at Boğaziçi University.


  1. Pöchtrager, Markus A. 2011. Complexity scales and licensing in phonology. Phonology 28(3): 519-525.
  2. Zivanovic, Saso; Pochtrager, Markus A. 2010. GP 2, AND PUTONGHUA TOO. Acta Linguistica Hungarica 57(4): 357-380.
  3. Pöchtrager, Markus A. 2010. Does Turkish diss harmony? Acta Linguistica Hungarica 57(4): 458-473.
  4. Pöchtrager, Markus A. 2006. The Structure of Length. Ph.D. thesis, University of Vienna.
  5. Pöchtrager, Markus A. 2006. A Short Note on Finnish Diphthongs. In: A Man of Measure
    Festschrift in Honour of Fred Karlsson, pp. 162–171.