A Thematic Guide to Optimality Theory

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Cambridge University Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 317 pages
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This book describes Optimality Theory from the top down, explaining and exploring the central premises of OT and the results that follow from them. Examples are drawn from phonology, morphology, and syntax, but the emphasis throughout is on the theory rather than the examples, on understanding what is special about OT and on equipping readers to apply it, extend it, and critique it in their own areas of interest. The book's coverage extends to work on first- and second-language acquisition, phonetics and functional phonology, computational linguistics, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics. Chapters conclude with extensive suggestions for further reading, classified by topic, and are supplemented by a massive bibliography (over 800 items).
 

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Contents

The Core of Optimality Theory
3
The Context of Optimality Theory
48
The Results of Optimality Theory
66
The Connections of Optimally Theory
192
Epilogue
237
References
251
Index of Names
299
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