Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar / Edition 1

Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar / Edition 1

by Alan Prince, Paul Smolensky
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405119322

ISBN-13: 9781405119320

Pub. Date: 10/04/2004

Publisher: Wiley

This book is the final version of the widely-circulated 1993 Technical Report that introduces a conception of grammar in which well-formedness is defined as optimality with respect to a ranked set of universal constraints.

  • Final version of the widely circulated 1993 Technical Report that was the seminal work in Optimality Theory, never before available

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This book is the final version of the widely-circulated 1993 Technical Report that introduces a conception of grammar in which well-formedness is defined as optimality with respect to a ranked set of universal constraints.

  • Final version of the widely circulated 1993 Technical Report that was the seminal work in Optimality Theory, never before available in book format.
  • Serves as an excellent introduction to the principles and practice of Optimality Theory.
  • Offers proposals and analytic commentary that suggest many directions for further development for the professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405119320
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/04/2004
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Preliminaries1
Pt. IOptimality and constraint interaction11
2Optimality in grammar : core syllabification in Imdlawn Tashlhiyt Berber14
3Generalization-forms in domination hierarchies I : do something only when : triggering, or the theory of economy27
4Generalization-forms in domination hierarchies II : do something except when : blocking, or the theory of profuseness39
5The construction of grammar in optimality theory80
Pt. IISyllable theory101
6Syllable structure typology : the CV theory105
7Constraint interaction in Lardil phonology119
8Universal syllable theory : ordinal construction of C/V and onset/coda licensing asymmetry150
Pt. IIIIssues and answers in optimality theory203
9Inventory theory and the lexicon207
10Foundational issues and theory-comparisons232

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