Chapter 6: Functional Optimality Theory

This chapter briefly introduces Optimality Theory from the functionalist viewpoint.


6.1   Grammar model
6.2   Constraint-ranking grammars and functionalism
   6.2.1   Explanation versus description
   6.2.2   Constraint-ranking grammars
6.3   The production grammar
6.4   The perception grammar
6.5   Conclusion
Forward to chapter 7.
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