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Optimality theory [electronic resource] / Ren�e Kager.

By: Kager, Ren�e.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics: Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 452 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511039778 (electronic bk.); 9780511039775 (electronic bk.); 0511053843; 9780511053849; 9780511812408 (electronic bk.); 051181240X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Optimality theory (Linguistics) | PHILOSOPHY -- Language | Optimality theory | Lingu�istica (teoria) | Gram�atica (teoria) | Optimalit�atstheorieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Optimality theory.DDC classification: 410/.1 Other classification: 17.54 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Conflicts in grammars -- 2. The typology of structural changes -- 3. Syllable structure and economy -- 4. Metrical structure and parallelism -- 5. Correspondence in reduplication -- 6. Output-to-output correspondence.
7. Learning OT grammars -- 8. Extensions to syntax -- 9. Residual issues.
Summary: This is an introduction to Optimality Theory, whose central idea is that surface forms of language reflect resolutions of conflicts between competing constraints. Exercises accompany chapters 1-7, and there are sections on further reading. Optimality Theory will be welcomed by any linguist with a knowledge of derivational Generative Phonology.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-444) and indexes.

1. Conflicts in grammars -- 2. The typology of structural changes -- 3. Syllable structure and economy -- 4. Metrical structure and parallelism -- 5. Correspondence in reduplication -- 6. Output-to-output correspondence.

7. Learning OT grammars -- 8. Extensions to syntax -- 9. Residual issues.

This is an introduction to Optimality Theory, whose central idea is that surface forms of language reflect resolutions of conflicts between competing constraints. Exercises accompany chapters 1-7, and there are sections on further reading. Optimality Theory will be welcomed by any linguist with a knowledge of derivational Generative Phonology.

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