VOLUME 22(1), Winter 2012

Proceedings from Phonology in the 21st Century: In Honour of Glyne Piggott

J. Loughran and A. McKillen (eds.)

'Phonology in the 21st Century: In Honour of Glyne Piggott' was a conference to honour Glyne Piggott, who retired in May 2010 from McGill University. For over forty years, Prof. Piggott has been a supporter of the highest quality research in phonology. He is well recognized for maintaining the most rigorous approach to theory building and testing, coupled with intellectual breadth and curiosity. He instills in those around him the need to have a wide perspective on thinking in the field, and challenges his students to become independent scholars who will survive the theoretical whims of the time. Although the conference was organized to honour Prof. Piggott, its theoretical objective was to highlight phonological research at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, evaluating the contributions of the past forty years in light of the primary theoretical and empirical concerns of today.

Publication of the Proceedings was aided by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


La conférence «Phonology in the 21st Century: In Honour of Glyne Piggott» a été organisée en l’honneur de Glyne Piggott, qui a pris sa retraite en mai 2010 de l’Université McGill. Depuis plus de quarante ans, M. Piggott préconise les critères de qualité les plus stricts en phonologie. Il est reconnu pour son maintien d’une approche très rigoureuse dans la construction et l’examen des théories, et pour l’étendue de son intellect et de sa curiosité. Il inculque à ceux autour de lui la nécessité d’avoir une vaste perspective sur la réflexion dans le domaine de la phonologie. Il encourage ses étudiants à devenir des chercheurs indépendants qui survivront aux caprices théoriques de leur l’époque. Bien que la conférence ait été organisée en l’honneur de M. Piggott, l’objectif théorique de la conférence était de souligner la recherche en phonologie à la fin de la première décennie du 21e siècle, en évaluant les contributions des quarante dernières années à la lumière des principales questions théoriques et empiriques d’aujourd’hui.

La publication des Actes a bénéficié d’une subvention du Conseil de recherchesen sciences humaines du Canada.

Table of Contents

Lisa Travis

Foreword: Phonology in the 21st Century: In honour of Glyne Piggott

Diana Archangeli, Jeff Mielke & Douglas Pulleyblank

From sequence frequencies to conditions in Bantu vowel harmony: Building a grammar from the ground up

Lisa L.S. Cheng & Laura Downing

Prosodic domains do not match spell-out domains

Kathleen Currie Hall

Phonological relationships: A probabilistic model

Elan Dresher

Is harmony limited to contrastive features?

Heather Goad  

Allophony and contrast without features: Laryngeal development in early grammars

Ross Godfrey

Opaque intervention in Khalkha Mongolian vowel harmony

Mark Hale, Madelyn Kissock & Charles Reiss

Rotuman 'phase' distinctions and the architecture of the grammar

Harry van der Hulst

Vowel harmony in Turkish and Hungarian

Larry Hyman

Markedness, faithfulness, and the phonological typology of two-height tone systems

John Jensen & Margaret Stong-Jensen

Sanskrit vowel hiatus

Jackson Lee

Fixed-tone in reduplication in Cantonese

Sara Mackenzie

Near-Identity and laryngeal harmony

Scott Moisik, Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins & John H. Esling

The epilaryngeal articulator: A new conceptual tool for understanding lingual-laryngeal contrasts

Will Oxford

“Contrast shift” in the Algonquian languages

Öner Özçelik

Redefining the prosodic hierarchy

Joe Pater

Emergent systemic simplicity (and complexity)

Yvan Rose, Paul Pigott & Douglas Wharram

Schneider's law revisited: The syllable-level remnant of an older metrical rule

Tobias Scheer

At the right edge of words (again)

Tanya Slavin

Truncation, scope and morphosyntactic structure in the Oji-Cree verbal complex

Hisao Tokizaki & Kuniya Nasukawa

Tone in Chinese: Preserving tonal melody in strong positions

Michael Wagner

The locality of allomorph selection and production planning

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