Download e-book for kindle: Optimality Theory (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) by Rene Kager

By Rene Kager

ISBN-10: 0521580196

ISBN-13: 9780521580199

ISBN-10: 0521589800

ISBN-13: 9780521589802

this can be an creation to Optimality conception, whose vital suggestion is that floor types of language replicate resolutions of conflicts among competing constraints. A floor shape is 'optimal' if it incurs the least severe violations of a suite of constraints, considering their hierarchical rating. Languages range within the score of constraints; and any violations needs to be minimum. The ebook doesn't restrict its empirical scope to phonological phenomena, but additionally includes chapters at the learnability of OT grammars; OT's implications for syntax; and different matters similar to opacity. It additionally experiences intimately a variety of the massive examine output which OT has already produced. workouts accompany chapters 1-7, and there are sections on extra analyzing. Optimality conception may be welcomed by means of any linguist with a simple wisdom of derivational Generative Phonology.

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