New PDF release: A Thematic Guide to Optimality Theory (Research Surveys in

By John J. McCarthy

This booklet describes Optimality idea from the head down, explaining and exploring the relevant premises of OT and the result of their praxis. Examples are drawn from phonology, morphology, and syntax, however the emphasis all through is at the concept instead of the examples, on realizing what's detailed approximately OT and on equipping readers to use it, expand it, and critique it of their personal parts of curiosity. to augment the book's usefulness for researchers in allied disciplines, the topdown view of OT extends to paintings on first- and second-language acquisition, phonetics and sensible phonology, computational linguistics, ancient linguistics, and sociolinguistics. moreover, to situate OT for these coming from different traditions, this e-book additionally includes a lot dialogue of OT's highbrow origins, its predecessors, and its modern rivals. each one bankruptcy concludes with huge feedback for additional interpreting, categorized by means of issues, and supplemented via an immense bibliography (over 800 items). The ebook ends with an inventory of commonly asked questions about Optimality idea, with short solutions and tips to a fuller remedy within the text.

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