Segmental Phonology in Optimality Theory: Constraints and Representations

Segmental Phonology in Optimality Theory: Constraints and Representations

by Linda Lombardi
     
 

It was not clear from early work in optimality theory 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, demonstrating that the theory allows superior explanations of the typological possibilities and the underlying… See more details below

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It was not clear from early work in optimality theory 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, demonstrating 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521153508
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/26/2010
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction1
1Why Place and Voice Are Different: Constraint-Specific Alternations in Optimality Theory13
2Constraints and Representation in Subsegmental Phonology46
3Phonological Contrast and Articulatory Effort79
4Markedness, Segment Realization, and Locality in Spreading118
5Austronesian Nasal Substitution Revisited: What's Wrong with *N[actual symbol not reproducible] (and What's Not)159
6A Critical View of Licensing by Cue: Codas and Obstruents in Eastern Andalusian Spanish183
7Segmental Unmarkedness versus Input Preservation in Reduplication206
8Local Conjunction and Extending Sympathy Theory: OCP Effects in Yucatec Maya231
9Structure Preservation and Stratal Opacity in German261
Index297

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