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Optimality Theory: Phonology, Syntax and Acquisition

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The introduction of Optimality Theory (OT) by Prince and Smolenski in 1995 is frequently seen as the most important development in generative grammar of the 1990s. It profoundly changed the understanding of sound systems; it gave a new impetus to the study of language acquisition; and its potential for the discovery and explanation of the universal properties of language was increasingly recognised.

OT could be used to describe the characteristics of any language, but it was too general to provide a substantive theory of grammar. In this book a range of scholars considered the specific properties that an OT grammar should have. After an extensive introduction, the volume is divided into four parts. Parts One and Two are concerned respectively with prosodic representations and segmental phonology. Parts Three and Four then consider the application of OT to syntax and syntactic theory and to language acquisition and learnability. This wide-ranging collection of work by leading scholars from the USA and Europe will interest linguists and postgraduate students in all the main fields of the discipline. Its insights and the research it reports will also be valuable to those whose theoretical position is apparently at odds with the principles of OT.

Very good condition. Clean and undamaged internally and externally with just a single crease to spine

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Author(s):
Joost Dekkers; Frank van der Leeuw; Jeroen van de Weijer (Eds)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234 x 168 x 35 mm
Edition:
First paperback (2000)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0198238444
ISBN-13:
9780198238447
Number of pages:
635
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Optimality Theory: Phonology, Syntax and Acquisition

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The introduction of Optimality Theory (OT) by Prince and Smolenski in 1995 is frequently seen as the most important development in generative grammar of the 1990s. It profoundly changed the understanding of sound systems; it gave a new impetus to the study of language acquisition; and its potential for the discovery and explanation of the universal properties of language was increasingly recognised.

OT could be used to describe the characteristics of any language, but it was too general to provide a substantive theory of grammar. In this book a range of scholars considered the specific properties that an OT grammar should have. After an extensive introduction, the volume is divided into four parts. Parts One and Two are concerned respectively with prosodic representations and segmental phonology. Parts Three and Four then consider the application of OT to syntax and syntactic theory and to language acquisition and learnability. This wide-ranging collection of work by leading scholars from the USA and Europe will interest linguists and postgraduate students in all the main fields of the discipline. Its insights and the research it reports will also be valuable to those whose theoretical position is apparently at odds with the principles of OT.

Very good condition. Clean and undamaged internally and externally with just a single crease to spine

Author(s):
Joost Dekkers; Frank van der Leeuw; Jeroen van de Weijer (Eds)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234 x 168 x 35 mm
Edition:
First paperback (2000)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0198238444
ISBN-13:
9780198238447
Number of pages:
635
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Optimality Theory: Phonology, Syntax and Acquisition

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