The Derivational Residue in Phonological Optimality Theory

| Tilburg University
| University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027227492 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781556199127 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027294920 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
Constraint-based frameworks such as Optimality Theory (OT) have significantly altered phonologists' views on the nature of derivations and their role in linguistic theory. Earlier frameworks of generative phonology were characterized by a fairly complicated theory of derivations, involving lexical levels, the cycle, and intrinsic and extrinsic rule ordering, among other things. OT in its standard form, on the other hand, represents a minimalist theory of derivations, recognizing only a direct mapping from input to output. This volume addresses questions from many different points of view by a number of outstanding scholars: Is this minimal theory sufficiently well-equipped to deal with the empirical complications of natural language or do we need a larger 'derivational residue' in our theory? What are the relevant facts and how can we deal with them? Are there any reasons to think that an OT-based approach to derivations may even be more successful than its rule-based competitors? The book also features an introduction into the general issues involved and an extensive bibliography.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 28]  1999.  viii, 321 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Introduction: Optimality Theory and Derivational Effects
Marc van Oostendorp and Ben Hermans
Head Dependence in Stress-Epenthesis Interaction
John Alderete
Unrecoverable Origins
Mary M. Bradshaw
Uniformity in Extended Paradigms
Eugene Buckley
Directionality Constraints on Derivation?
Matthew Y. Chen
Alignment and the Cycle are Different
San Duanmu
Stricture is Structure
Chris Golston and Harry van der Hulst
Phonological Restructuring in Yidin and its Theoretical Consequences
Bruce Hayes
Surface Opacity of Metrical Structure in Optimality Theory
René Kager
Sign-Based Morphology: A Declarative Theory of Phonology-Morphology interleaving
Cemil Orhan Orgun
Derivationalism in Kikamba Vowel Hiatus Phenomena
Rosalind Ruth Roberts-Kohno
Language Index
Name Index
Subject Index
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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