Segmental Phonology in Optimality Theory: Constraints and Representations

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521153508
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/26/2010
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction 1
1 Why Place and Voice Are Different: Constraint-Specific Alternations in Optimality Theory 13
2 Constraints and Representation in Subsegmental Phonology 46
3 Phonological Contrast and Articulatory Effort 79
4 Markedness, Segment Realization, and Locality in Spreading 118
5 Austronesian Nasal Substitution Revisited: What's Wrong with *N[actual symbol not reproducible] (and What's Not) 159
6 A Critical View of Licensing by Cue: Codas and Obstruents in Eastern Andalusian Spanish 183
7 Segmental Unmarkedness versus Input Preservation in Reduplication 206
8 Local Conjunction and Extending Sympathy Theory: OCP Effects in Yucatec Maya 231
9 Structure Preservation and Stratal Opacity in German 261
Index 297
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