Functional Phonology: part II


Chapter 6 will show that the constraint-ranking formalism of Optimality Theory is particularly suited for marrying "phonetic" explanation with "phonological" description. Chapters 7-8-9-10 derive several constraint families from common properties of human motor behaviour and perception. Chapters 11-12-13 discuss some consequences of the theory in the realms of typology, segmentality versus autosegmentality, and underspecification.

Together with chapter 1, chapters 7 to 13 appeared on Rutgers Optimality Archive in February 1997.

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