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This is an introduction to Optimality Theory, whose central idea is that surface forms of language reflect resolutions of conflicts between competing constraints. The book does not limit its empirical scope to phonological phenomena, but also contains chapters on the learnability of OT grammars; OT's implications for syntax; and other issues such as opacity. Exercises accompany chapters 1-7, and there are sections on further reading. Optimality Theory will be welcomed by any linguist with a basic knowledge of derivational Generative Phonology.

Synopsis:

First ever textbook on Optimality Theory, a major new area of linguistic theory.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Conflicts in grammars; 2. The typology of structural changes; 3. Syllable structure and economy; 4. Metrical structure and parallelism; 5. Correspondence in reduplication; 6. Output-to-output correspondence; 7. Learning OT grammars; 8. Extensions to syntax; 9. Residual issues; References; Index of languages; Index of subjects; Index of constraints.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521589802
Editor:
Anderson, S. R.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Anderson, S. R.
Author:
Ewen, C. J.
Author:
Dressler, W.
Author:
Rene, Kager
Author:
Kager, Reni
Author:
Anderson, S. R.
Author:
Kager, Rene
Author:
Comrie, B.
Author:
Bresnan, J.
Location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Optimality theory (Linguistics)
Subject:
Optimality theory
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Series:
Cambridge textbooks in linguistics
Series Volume:
no. 15
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 exercises
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.86x5.96x1.16 in. 1.63 lbs.

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