Markus A. PÖCHTRAGER

Assistant Professor
  • Linguistics Certificate Program Advisor, Exchange & Erasmus Coordinator
Office: 
JF 306
E-mail: 
markus.pochtrager@boun.edu.tr
Phone: 
4902
Education: 
2006 Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Vienna
2001 M.A. in Linguistics & German Language and Literature, University of Vienna

 

Research Interests: 

Phonology, phonological metatheory, phonology-morphology interaction, linguistics as a cognitive science, Finno-Ugric & Scandinavian languages, Turkic.

Publications

Articles and book chapters: 
Markus A. Pöchtrager, Csanad Bodo, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Teresa Schweiger. 1998. On some inflectional properties of the agglutinating type. Illustrated from Finnish, Hungarian and Turkish inflection. Wiener Linguistische Gazette 62–63. 57–92.
 
Wolfgang U. Dressler, Oskar E. Pfeiffer, Markus A. Pöchtrager, John R. Rennison (eds). 2000. Morphological Analysis in Comparison. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2001. Finnish Consonant Gradation. Master’s thesis. University of Vienna. Downloadable from: http://homepage.univie.ac.at/markus.poechtrager/DA.pdf.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2004. Review of Ploch 2003, “Living on the Edge: 28 Papers in Honour of Jonathan Kaye”. LinguistList 15.3517.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2006. A short note on Finnish diphthongs. In: Mickael Suominen et al. (eds.): A Man of Measure. Festschrift in Honour of Fred Karlsson on his 60 th Birthday. Turku: The Linguistic Association of Finland. 162–171.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2006. The Structure of Length. PhD dissertation, University of Vienna. Downloadable from: http://homepage.univie.ac.at/markus.poechtrager/diss3.pdf.
 
Wolfgang U. Dressler, Dieter Kastovsky, Oskar E. Pfeiffer & Franz Rainer (eds.), with the assistance of Francesco Gardani & Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2005. Morphology and its demarcations. Selected papers from the 11th Morphology meeting, Vienna, February 2004. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 264.)
 
Wolfgang U. Dressler, Marianne Kilani-Schoch, Natalia Gagarina, Lina Pestal & Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2006. On the Typology of Inflection Class Systems. Folia Linguistica 40: 1–2. 51–74.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2008. Finnish Consonant Gradation. In: Joaquim Brandao de Carvalho, Tobias Scheer & Philippe Segeral (eds.): Lenition and Fortition. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2010. Does Turkish Diss Harmony? Acta Linguistica Hungarica 57: 4. 458–473.
 
Saso Zivanovic & Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2010. GP 2, and Putonghua too. Acta Linguistica Hungarica 57: 4. 357–380.
 
Oztürk, Balkız & Markus A. Pöchtrager (eds.). 2011. Pazar Laz. (Languages of the World/Materials 484.) München: Lincom.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2011. Phonology. In: Balkız Ozt ̈urk & Markus A. Pöchtrager (eds.). 5–22.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2011. Review of Eugeniusz Cyran (2010). Complexity scales and licensing in phonology. Phonology 28. 519–525.
 
Göksel, Aslı & Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2013. The prosodic vocative and its kin: Marking function through prosody. Patrizia Noel & Barbara Sonnenhauser (eds.): Vocative! Addressing between System and Performance. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 87–107.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. In print. Various entries in German and English: Isochronie/isochrony, Länge/length, Langvokal/long vowel, minor rule, überlang/overlong, phonologische Einheit/phonological unit, sequence structure rule, Kurzvokal/short vowel, stød, structural change, structural description, unique underlyer condition, Verschmelzung, Vokalquantität/vowel quantity. Tracy A. Hall & Bernd Pompino-Marschall (eds.): Phonetik und Phonologie. Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Volume 4. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (http://www.degruyter.com/view/db/wsk)
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager & Jonathan Kaye. 2013. GP 2.0. SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics. 16. 51–64.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2013. k-∅ And What Phonology Can Do. Dilbilim Arastırmaları. 87–109.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2014. Alternations: The Vipers in Our Bosom. Dilbilim Arastırmaları II. 147–164.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2015. Beyond the Segment. Eric Raimy & Charles Cairns (eds): The Segment. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 44–64.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2015. Binding in Phonology. Henk van Riemsdijk & Marc van Oostendorp (eds.): Representing Structure in Phonology and Syntax. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 255–275.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2016. Is there phonological vowel reduction in Turkish? Mine Güven, Didar Akar, Balkız Oztürk & Meltem Kelepir (eds.): Exploring the Turkish Linguistic Landscape: Essays in honor of Eser Erguvanlı Taylan Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 21–39.
 
Markus A. Pöchtrager. 2016. It’s all about size. Peter Szigetvari (ed): 47 snippets to mark Adam Nadasdy’s 70th birthday. Accessed January 1, 2017, http://seas3.elte.hu/nadasdy70/pochtrager.html
 

 

Talks / Presentations: 
Finnish vowel harmony, Paper presented at the “Novi Sad Workshop on Government Phonology”, December 6–8, 1997, Novi Sad/Serbia.
 
Luonnollisen Morfologian näkökulma suomen kielen taivutusjärjestelmään [The inflectional system of Finnish from the point of view of Natural Morphology] (in English), Tampereen Yliopisto [University of Tampere], November 3, 1999, Tampere/Finland.
 
Finnish Consonant Gradation, Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, June 20th, 2001, Vienna/Austria.
 
Stufenwechsel im Finnischen. Paper presented at the “29. Österreichische Linguistiktagung”, October 25–27, 2001, Klagenfurt/Austria.
 
Estonian overlength. Paper presented at the “Budapest—Vienna Government Phonology Round Table II”, March 25–27, 2002, Vienna/Austria.
 
Finnish Consonant Gradation: Back to Square One? Paper presented at the “Ninth International Phonology Meeting: Structure and Melody”, November 1–3, 2002, Vienna/Austria.
 
Bits and Pieces of Length. Paper presented at the “Budapest—Vienna Government Phonology Round Table III”, April 5–6, 2003, Budapest/Hungary.
 
Micky Maus und die estnische Uberlänge. Paper presented at the “31. Österreichische Linguistiktagung”, December 6–8, 2003, Vienna/Austria.
 
Imagine a world without rhymes. Paper presented at the “Budapest—Vienna Government Phonology Round Table IV”, May 7–9, 2004, Vienna/Austria.
 
(Together with Jonathan Kaye.) Stop Glottals! Phonology without P. Paper presented at “Looking for Generalisations. A Workshop on the Representation of Consonants”, December 3, 2004, Leiden/Netherlands.
 
Estonian and English: Variations on Phonological Themes. Paper presented at the “29th glow Colloquium”, April 6–8, 2006, Barcelona/Spain.
 
Uberlänge: vom Exotikum zur Massenware (“Over-length: from exotic animal to household item”). Paper presented at the “34. Osterreichische Linguistiktagung (34th Austrian Linguistics Conference)”, December 8–10, 2006, Klagenfurt/Austria.
 
Estonian overlength: From an exotic animal to a household item. Paper presented at the “Budapest Uralic Meeting 6”, January 10–11, 2008, Budapest/Hungary.
 
Estonian overlength: From an exotic animal to a household item. Poster presented at the “5th Old World Conference in Phonology (ocp5)”, January 23–26, 2008, Toulouse/France.
 
Exceptions in Phonology? Paper presented at the “36. Osterreichische Linguistiktagung”, December 6–8, 2008, Vienna/Austria.
 
Does Turkish Diss Harmony? Paper presented at the “6th Old World Conference in Phonology (ocp6)”, January 21–24, 2009, Edinburgh/UK.
 
(Together with Jonathan Kaye.) GP 2.0. Paper presented at the “Government Phonology Round Table”, April 25, 2009, Piliscsaba/Hungary.
 
(Together with Sean Jensen, Jonathan Kaye & Saso Zivanovic.) GP 2.0 and Putonghua, too. Paper presented at the “Government Phonology Round Table”, April 25, 2009, Piliscsaba/Hungary.
 
Does Turkish Diss Harmony? Paper presented at the “Government Phonology Round Table”, April 25, 2009, Piliscsaba/Hungary.
 
Syntaxy Government Phonology. Paper presented at “Generative Approaches to Contrastive Linguistics 3 (GACL 3)”, May 15–16, 2009, Nicosia/Cyprus.
 
Turkish Vowel Harmony–Encore! Paper presented at “Workshop in Honour of Prof. Karl Zimmer: Some questions to think about in Turkish Linguistics”, May 27, 2009, Bogazici Universitesi, Istanbul/Turkey.
 
Diphthongi, ei know thyselfi. Binding in Phonology. Paper presented at the “17th Manchester Phonology Meeting”, May 28–30, 2009, Manchester/UK.
 
The Ω of A. Paper presented at the “Pozna ́n Linguistics Meeting”, September 2–5, 2009, Pozna ́n/Poland.
 
GP is dead, long live GP! Paper presented at the “MA Seminar in Phonology”, September 21, 2009, Piliscsaba/Hungary.
 
Standard Government Phonology. Paper presented at the “BA Seminar in English Phonology”, September 21, 2009, Piliscsaba/Hungary.
 
Why one size fits all. Public lecture, September 22, 2009, Piliscsaba/Hungary.
 
Not all elements are created equal. Paper presented at the “Piliscsaba Linguistics Circle (PINYEK)”, September 22, 2009, Piliscsaba/Hungary.
 
(Together with Jonathan Kaye.) Dial A for Adjunction. Paper presented at the “7th Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP7)”, January 28–30, 2010, Nice/France.
 
Does one size fit all? Paper presented at the “7th Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP7) — Workshop on templates”, January 30, 2010, Nice/ France.
 
The Structure of A. Paper presented at the “33rd GLOW Colloquium”, April 13–16, 2010, Wroc law/Poland.
 
A Corset for Superheavy Rhymes. Paper presented at the “Government Phonology Round Table 7”, May 8, 2010, Ljubljana/Slovenia.
 
(Together with Jonathan Kaye.) In Quest of Pöchtrager’s Puzzle. Paper presented at the “Government Phonology Round Table 7”, May 8, 2010, Ljubljana/Slovenia.
 
A Binding Theory for Phonology. Paper presented at “Lingday”, Bogazici University, June 3, 2010, Istanbul/Turkey.
 
Equal rights for equal elements? Paper presented at the “London Phonology Seminar”, School of Oriental and African Languages/University of London, October 28, 2010, London/UK.
 
(Together with Aslı Göksel.) The prosodic vocative and its kin. Paper presented at the “Workshop Vocative!”, December 10–11, 2010, Bamberg/Germany.
 
Danish is Estonian is English. Paper presented at the “8th Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP8)”, January 19–22, 2011, Marrakech/Morocco.
 
The Number of Elements vis-à-vis Structure. Paper presented at the “Elements Fest 2011”, March 11, 2011, UCL/SOAS, London/UK.
 
(Together with Jonathan Kaye.) Korean Konsonants. Paper presented at the “Government Phonology Round Table 8”, May 7, 2011, Vienna/Austria.
 
(Together with Jonathan Kaye.) Open your mouth and say “X-bar”. Paper presented at the “19th Manchester Phonology Meeting”, May 19–22, 2011, Manchester/UK.
 
Nano-Phonology. Paper presented at “Lingday”, Bogazici University, May 31, 2011, Istanbul/Turkey.
 
Yet another parallel between syntax and phonology: binding. Paper presented at “The Representation of Structure in Grammar, Annesso Cartesiano di Villa Salmi Inaugural Workshop”, July 1–3, 2011, Villa Salmi, Arezzo/Italy.
 
Hierarchy vs. Linearity in Phonology. Paper presented at “44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea/Workshop on Representations in phonology: hierarchical vs. linear models”, September 8–11, 2011, Logrono/Spain.
 
(Together with Jonathan Kaye.) What is this thing called Phonology? Talk given at the Leiden University Center for Linguistics, November 25, 2011, Leiden/Netherlands.
 
(Together with Jonathan Kaye.) Phonology : Syntax = RNA : DNA (Or: Why syntax and phonology are not different). Talk given at the Leiden University Center for Linguistics, LUCL Colloquium series, November 25, 2011, Leiden/Netherlands.
 
Beyond the segment. Paper presented at the “CUNY Conference on the Segment”, January 11–13, 2012, New York/USA.
 
What’s in a cluster? Poster presented at the “9th Old World Conference in Phonology (ocp9)”, January 18–21, 2012, Berlin/Germany.
 
Phonological glue. Paper presented at the “Consonant Cluster Fest”, April 16, 2012, UCL/SOAS, London/UK.
 
Till death do us part: What keeps clusters together? Paper presented at the “SOAS Linguistics Departmental Seminar”, School of Oriental and African Languages/University of London, April 17, 2012, London/UK.
 
Deconstructing A. Paper presented at the “MFM Fringe Meeting on Segmental Architecture”, May 23, 2012, Manchester/UK.
 
What’s in a cluster? Paper presented at the “20th Manchester Phonology Meeting”, May 24–26, 2012, Manchester/UK.
 
(Together with Jonathan Kaye.) Paradigms? Phonologists say, “NIMBY”! (How to do things to make words.) Paper presented at “WoRSE (Workshop on the representation and selection of exponents)”, June 7–8, 2012, CASTL, Tromsø/Norway.
 
Coda-onset clusters revisited. Paper presented at “Lingday”, Bogazici University, June 11, 2012, Istanbul/Turkey.
 
A first look at Pazar Laz consonant clusters. Paper presented at “Typology, Theory: Caucasus”, Bogazici University & IFEA, November 29 – December 1, 2012, Istanbul/Turkey.
 
Consonant cluster phonotactics in Pazar Laz. Paper presented at the “10th Old World Conference in Phonology (ocp10)”, January 16–19, 2013, Istanbul.
 
On A. Paper presented at “A Workshop on Melodic Representation”, March 12, 2013, University College London.
 
On the unexpected behaviour of certain phonological primes. Paper presented at the “Leiden/Amsterdam/Meertens phonology circle”, March 21, 2013, University of Amsterdam.
 
Deconstructing A. Paper presented at the “Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication”, March 22, 2013, University of Amsterdam.
 
Beyond the segment. Paper presented at the “Workshop on Abstractness in Phonology, 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics”, May 13–15, 2013, Reykjavik, Iceland.
 
Alveolars, size and lenition. Paper presented at the “21st Manchester Phonology Meeting”, May 23–25, 2013, Manchester/UK.
 
Danish is Estonian is English. Paper presented at the “CUNY Conference on Weight in Phonology and Phonetics”, January 16–17, 2014, New York/USA.
 
(Together with Jonathan Kaye.) Phony Metaphony. Paper presented at the “22nd Manchester Phonology Meeting”, May 29–31, 2014, Manchester/UK.
 
Phonology goes syntax. Keynote address at “CECIL’S 4/4th Central European Conference in Linguistics for Postgraduate Students”, August 21–22, 2014, Lublin, Poland.
 
k-∅ and what phonology can do. Paper presented at the “17th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics (ictl 17)”, September 3–5, 2014, Rouen/France.
 
Alveolars on the verge of a nervous breakdown Poster presented at the “12th Old World Conference in Phonology (ocp12)”, January 27–30, 2015, Barcelona/Spain.
 
(Together with Jonathan Kaye.) All that glitters is not gold: The problem of phonological self-deception. Paper presented at the “Government Phonology Round Table 2015”, May 1–3, 2015, Vienna/Austria.
 
Loutish Umlaut. Paper presented at the “Government Phonology Round Table 2015”, May 1–3, 2015, Vienna/Austria.
 
Vowel reduction: Sawing off the branch you’re sitting on. Paper presented at the “23rd Manchester Phonology Meeting”, May 28–30, 2015, Manchester/UK.
 
What’s in a cluster? Poster presented at the “International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology 2015”, September 25–27, 2015, Keio University, Tokyo/Japan.
 
What do you mean, it’s not phonology? Keynote address at “Linguistics Beyond And Within”, October 22–23, 2015, Lublin, Poland.
 
What do you mean, it’s not phonology? Invited lecture at “Structures formelles du langage”, December 7, 2015, Paris.
 
A structural approach to vowel reduction. Paper presented at the “13th Old World Conference in Phonology (ocp13)”, January 13–16, 2016, Budapest.
 
What do you mean, it’s not phonology? Paper presented at “Dokuz Eylül University, Linguistics Club”, April 1, 2016, Izmir.
 
Vowel reduction and element theory. Paper presented at the “Phonetics Group, University of Amsterdam”, April 4, 2016, Amsterdam.
 
Phonology, Morphology, and the Lexicon. Paper presented at the “Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication”, April 6, 2016, Amsterdam.
 
The Turkish k–∅ alternation. Paper presented at “PhonoLAM”, April 7, 2016, Amsterdam.
 
Vowel reduction in Turkish, or: The great divide. Paper presented at the “24th Manchester Phonology Meeting”, May 26–28, 2016, Manchester/UK.
 
Vowel reduction: Sawing off the branch you’re sitting on. Paper presented at “LingDay, Bogazici University”, June 6, 2016, Istanbul.
 
Vowel reduction: Sawing off the branch you’re sitting on. Paper, June 15, 2016, Nantes.
 
(Together with Heather Newell.) An underlying (s)ı(n). Paper presented at “Phonological Theory Agora. Meeting 3”, October 14–15, 2016, Tours/France.
 
A structural approach to vowel reduction. Paper presented at “Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics: 32nd Annual Meeting”, October 25–26, 2016, Jerusalem.
 
(Together with Heather Newell.) The case of the missing possessive morpheme. Paper presented at “Morphology in Montréal–Ottawa–Toronto (Mo-MOT)”, November 18–20, 2016, Ottawa.