Bidirectional Optimality Theory

| ZAS Berlin
| Providence University, Taiwan
ISBN 9789027255631 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027284525 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Bidirectional Optimality Theory (BiOT) emerged at the turn of the millennium as a fusion of Radical Pragmatics and Optimality Theoretic Semantics. It stirred a wealth of new research in the pragmatics‑semantics interface and heavily influenced e.g. the development of evolutionary and game theoretic approaches. Optimality Theory holds that linguistic output can be understood as the optimized products of ranked constraints. At the centre of BiOT is the insight that this optimisation has to take place both in production and interpretation, and that the production-interpretation cycle has to lead back to the original input. BiOT is now generally interpreted as a description of diachronically stable and cognitively optimal form–meaning pairs. It found applications beyond the semantics-pragmatics interface in language acquisition, historical linguistics, phonology, syntax, and typology. This book provides a state of the art overview of these developments. It collects nine chapters by leading scientists in the field.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 180]  2011.  v, 279 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Bidirectional Optimality Theory: An introduction
Anton Benz and Jason Mattausch
A programme for bidirectional phonology and phonetics and their acquisition and evolution
Paul Boersma
A note on the emergence of subject salience
Jason Mattausch
Language acquisition and language change in bidirectional Optimality Theory
Petra Hendriks and Jacolien van Rij
Sense and simplicity: Bidirectionality in differential case marking
Peter de Swart
On the interaction of tense, aspect and modality in Dutch
Richard van Gerrevink and Helen de Hoop
Production and comprehension in context: The case of word order freezing
Gerlof Bouma
Bayesian interpretation and Optimality Theory
Henk Zeevat
Bidirectional grammar and bidirectional optimization
Reinhard Blutner and Anatoli Strigin
On bidirectional Optimality Theory for dynamic contexts
Anton Benz
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011027681 | Marc record