1.grounding of phonological learning in a mathematical implementation of evolutionary information theory. 2.phonological cognition. 3.implications of selective aphasias, first and second language acquisition phenomena, processing and production effects, and language games for theories of phonological and morphological architecture. 4.interactions between synesthesia and phonetics/phonology. 5.cleft palate speech in late bilinguals 6.bilingual acquisition 7.extraction of predictive group characteristics from large linguistic corpora using statistical techniques developed in chemometrics to identify gender and other biological characteristics from large databases of sweat samples.