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Derivations and Constraints in Phonology - Iggy Roca

Derivations and Constraints in Phonology

By: Iggy Roca (Editor)

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For the first time in over thirty years a revolution is happening in phonology, with the advent of constraint-based approaches which directly oppose the rule-and-derivation tradition of mainstream Generative Phonology. The success of Optimality Theory and the rapidity of its spread since its official launch in 1993 is remarkable even by the general standards of most post-1950s linguistics. Many phonologists appear to have been caught up in the whirlwind, as witnessed in the substance of many current working papers and conferences the world over, and the recent contents of well-established journals. Two questions naturally arise: What is Optimality Theory about? In what way is Optimality Theory superior to traditional theory, if indeed it is? In this book, leading specialists and active researchers address these issues directly, and focus deliberately on the evaluation of the two competing approaches rather than on simple displays of their applicability to limited bodies of data.

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`It is possible to find among these eighteen papers enough combinations and permutations of both rules and constraints, and derivational and non-derivational systems to please the most theoretically promiscuous phonologist around ... There is a lot of interesting discussion and good linguistics in this book.' Journal of Linguistics `A "must-have" and "must-study in detail" for every phonologist, and any other linguist, who wants to keep abreast of the latest developments in this popular framework ... this is an extraordinarily rich volume in terms of data, analyses and ideas. It is therefore highly recommended for all who want to be informed about current issues in phonology in general, and in Optimality Theory specifically.' Glot International

Preface PART I Preliminaries 1: Iggy Roca: Derivations or Constraints, or Derivations and Constraints? 2: Nicholas Sherrard: Questions of Priorities: An Introduction to Optimality Theory in Phonology PART II Theoretical Investigations 3: Sylvain Bromberger and Morris Halle: The Contents of Phonological Status 4: Scott Myers: Expressing Phonetic Naturalness in Phonology 5: Douglas Pulleyblank: Gradient Retreat PART III Empirical Studies 6: Diana Archangeli and Keiichiro Suzuki: The Yokuts Challenge 7: Juliette Blevins: Rules in Optimality Theory: Two Case Studies 8: Geert Booij: Non-derivational Phonology Meets Lexical Phonology 9: G. N. Clements: Berber Syllabification: Derivations or Constraints? 10: Morris Halle and William Idsardi: /r/ Hypercorrection and the Elsewhere Condition 11: Michael Hammond: Underlying Representations in Optimality Theory 12: William Idsardi: Phonological Derivations and Historical Changes in Hebrew Spirantization 13: Sharon Inkelas, Orhan Orgun, and Cheryl Zoll: Exceptions and Static Phonological Patterns 14: Junko Itô and Armin Mester: Correspondence and Compositionality: The Ga-gyo Variation in Japanese Phonology 15: René Kager: Rhythmic Vowel Deletion in Optimality Theory 16: Rolf Noyer: Attic Greek Accentuation and Intermediate Derivational Representation 17: Carole Paradis: Non-transparent Constraints and Intermediate Derivational Representations 18: Jerzy Rubach: Extrasyllabic Consonants in Polish: Derivational Optimality Theory Index

ISBN: 9780198236900
ISBN-10: 0198236905
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 616
Published: 1st June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.49 x 22.86  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.94

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