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Segmental Phonology in Optimality Theory : Constraints and Representations - Linda Lombardi

Segmental Phonology in Optimality Theory

Constraints and Representations

By: Linda Lombardi (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th August 2001
ISBN: 9780521790574
Number Of Pages: 310

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Optimality theory has rapidly become the dominant framework in formal phonological theory. OT fundamentally revises the basic notions of generative grammar, replacing rules and derivations with a system of interacting constraints. Early work in OT tended to concentrate mainly on prosodic phonology and the phonology-morphology interface, and it was not initially clear how the theory could attack the rich range of phenomena now found in segmental alterations. However, there is now a body of work that concentrates on working out the details of featural phonology with OT, and this work shows that the theory allows superior explanations of the typological possibilities and the underlying motivations for these phenomena. This volume brings together current work by some of the influential researchers in this area, ranging from the authors of recent influential dissertations to prominent senior faculty.

Why place and voice are different: constraint-specific alternations in optimality theory
Constraints and representations in subsegmental phonology
Phonological contrast and articulatory effort
Markedness, segment realization, and locality in spreading
Austronesian nasal substitution revisited: what's wrong with *NC (and what's not)
A critical view of licensing by cue: codas and obstruents in Andalusian Spanish
Segmental inmarkedness versus input preservation in reduplication
Local conjunction and extending sympathy theory: OCP effects in Yucatec Maya
Structure preservation and stratal opacity in German
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ISBN: 9780521790574
ISBN-10: 0521790573
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 27th August 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.59

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