Rules, Constraints, and Phonological Phenomena

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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This volume of new work by prominent phonologists goes to the heart of current debates in phonological and linguistic theory: should the explanation of phonological variety be constraint or rule-based and, in the light of the resolution of this question, how in the mind does phonology interface with other components of the grammar. The book includes contributions from leading proponents of both sides of the argument and an extensive introduction setting out the history, nature, and more general linguistic implications of current phonological theory.

Author Biography

Bert Vaux is a University Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of King's College. His books include The Phonology of Armenian (OUP 1998) and Linguistic Field Methods (Wipf & Stock 2006). He is the author of a substantial on-line survey of English dialects. Andrew Nevins is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Harvard University. His MIT dissertation, Conditions of (Dis)Harmony was awarded a PhD in 2004. His published work includes articles and reviews in Linguistic Inquiry and Language.

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors
List of Abbreviations
List of Symbols
Introduction: The Division of Labor between Rules, Representations, and Constraints in Phonological Theoryp. 1
Why the Phonological Component must be Serial and Rule-Basedp. 20
Orderingp. 61
Stress-Epenthesis Interactionsp. 121
Reduplicative Economyp. 149
Fenno-Swedish Quantity: Contrast in Stratal OTp. 185
SPE Extensions: Conditions on Representations and Defect-Driven Rulesp. 220
Constraining the Learning Path without Constraints, or The OCP and NoBananap. 252
Referencesp. 303
Index of Authorsp. 327
Index of Subjects and Languagesp. 331
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