Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader

  • Publish Date: 2003-10-10
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: John J. McCarthy
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Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader is a collection of readings on this important new theory by leading figures in the field, including a lengthy excerpt from Prince and Smolenskys never-before-published Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar.


  • Compiles the most important readings about Optimality Theory in phonology from some of the most prominent researchers in the field.
  • Contains 33 excerpts spanning a range of topics in phonology and including many never-before-published papers.
  • Includes a lengthy excerpt from Prince and Smolenskys foundational 1993 manuscript Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar.
  • Includes introductory notes and study/research questions for each chapter.


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