Optimality Theory

Innbundet / 1999 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780521580199
Publisert
1999
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Cambridge University Press
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06, 05, P, U
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Engelsk
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468
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790 gr
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229 mm
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152 mm
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Optimality Theory

Innbundet / 1999 / Engelsk
This is an introduction to Optimality Theory, whose central idea is that surface forms of language reflect resolutions of conflicts between competing constraints. A surface form is 'optimal' if it incurs the least serious violations of a set of constraints, taking into account their hierarchical ranking. Languages differ in the ranking of constraints; and any violations must be minimal. The book does not limit its empirical scope to phonological phenomena, but also contains chapters on the learnability of OT grammars; OT's implications for syntax; and other issues such as opacity. It also reviews in detail a selection of the considerable research output which OT has already produced. Exercises accompany chapters 1-7, and there are sections on further reading. Optimality Theory will be welcomed by any linguist with a basic knowledge of derivational Generative Phonology.
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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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Preface; 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; References; Index of languages; Index of subjects; Index of constraints.
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"This volume is an excellent introduction to the principles and worlings of optimality theory, a relatively new constraint-based framework....a superior introduction to the most current version of optamality theory..." Studies in Second Language Acquisition"Kager's book provides a comprehensive overview of OT theory and practice....It is noteworthy for its attention to detail and its analysis of arguments." Lanuage in Society
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First ever textbook on Optimality Theory, a major new area of linguistic theory.
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ISBN13
9780521580199
Publisert
1999
Utgiver
Vendor
Cambridge University Press
Aldersnivå
06, 05, P, U
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
468
Vekt
790 gr
Høyde
229 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Tykkelse
25 mm
Se alle
Forfatter

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