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

By John J. McCarthy

ISBN-10: 0521791944

ISBN-13: 9780521791946

ISBN-10: 052179644X

ISBN-13: 9780521796446

This e-book describes Optimality concept from the pinnacle down, explaining and exploring the primary 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 figuring out what's exact approximately OT and on equipping readers to use it, expand it, and critique it of their personal components of curiosity. to reinforce 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, historic linguistics, and sociolinguistics. additionally, to situate OT for these coming from different traditions, this ebook additionally includes a lot dialogue of OT's highbrow origins, its predecessors, and its modern rivals. every one bankruptcy concludes with large feedback for extra analyzing, categorized by means of themes, and supplemented by means of an immense bibliography (over 800 items). The e-book ends with a listing of commonly asked questions on Optimality concept, with short solutions and tips to a fuller remedy within the text.

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