Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative GrammarThis book is the final version of the widelycirculated 1993 Technical Report that introduces a conception of grammar in which wellformedness is defined as optimality with respect to a ranked set of universal constraints.

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Contents
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Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar Part I Optimality and Constraint Interaction  11 
Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar Part II Syllable Theory  101 
Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar Part III Issues and Answers in Optimality Theory  203 
Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar Appendix  258 
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Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar Alan Prince,Paul Smolensky No preview available  2004 
Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar Alan Prince,Paul Smolensky No preview available  2004 
Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar Alan Prince,Paul Smolensky No preview available  2008 
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affix Align analysis associated Basic Syllable Structure Berber bimoraic cancelled candidate set CHCH CodaCond competitors complex conflict connectionist consonant constraint domination constraint hierarchy coronal deletion derivation domination hierarchy Edgemost empty entails epenthesis example extrametricality Fill FillNuc FillOns foot FreeV FtBin harmonic ordering Hnuc input inventory Itô language Lardil less harmonic lexicon Lx≈Pr mainstress Margin Hierarchy markedness marks incurred McCarthy & Prince Mester minimal monomoraic morphological node Nonfinality nucleus Null Parse optimal parse Optimality Theory Optimalitytheoretic output ParseFeat Peak Hierarchy peakpreferring phonetic phonological phonotactic PkProm place of articulation possible coda possible onsets possible peaks principle prosodic PrWd relevant repair rule result satisfies sonorous segment stem straint surfaceunviolated syllabification syllable positions syllable structure Syllable Structure Constraints Syllable Theory tableau Theory of Constraints tion trochee typology underparsing Universal Grammar unparsed violation vowel wellformedness word Yidiny