Doing Optimality Theory

Doing Optimality Theory

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Doing Optimality Theory brings together examples and practical, detailed advice for undergraduates and graduate students working in linguistics. Given that the basic premises of Optimality Theory are markedly different from other linguistic theories, this book presents the analytic techniques and new ways of thinking and theorizing that are required. Explains how to do analysis and research using Optimality Theory (OT) - a branch of phonology that has revolutionized the field since its conception in 1993 Offers practical, in-depth advice for students and researchers in the field, presented in an engaging way Features numerous examples, questions, and exercises throughout, all helping to illustrate the theory and summarize the core concepts of OT Written by John J. McCarthy, one of the theorya€™s leading proponents and an instrumental figure in the dissemination and use of OT today An ideal guide through the intricacies of linguistic analysis and research for beginning researchers, and, by example, one which will lead the way to future developments in the field.Applying Theory to Data John J. McCarthy. Afterword. When I was planning this book and writing it, I had several goals in mind. I wanted to spare ... I wanted to bring a wider audience to some ideas that I thought were useful and important, such as Princea#39;s comparative tableaux. I wanted to ... You are able to create sound analyses of your own and evaluate analyses that are presented to you. You cananbsp;...

Title:Doing Optimality Theory
Author:John J. McCarthy
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-09-23


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