Paradigms and Opacity

Volume One

Paul Kiparsky

Paradigms and Opacity

Paul Kiparsky

Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information

600 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781575861968 Will Publish March 2017
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9781575861975 Will Publish March 2017
Stratal Optimality Theory (SOT) is a comprehensive theory of sound structure and its relation to word structure that integrates the complementary theoretical insights of lexical phonology and classical optimality theory. Paradigms and Opacity explores the many facets of SOT. Volume One focuses on constraint interaction and provides a principled solution to the problem of opacity:  how, why, and when do constraints systematically apply where they apparently shouldn’t, or fail to apply where they apparently should? Analyzing evidence from a variety of languages—including English, Finnish, Arabic, Yowlumne Yokuts, Kashaya, Maltese, Dutch, Basque, Tigrinya, Spanish, and Catalan—Paul Kiparsky compares SOT with alternative theories, arguing that it is formally cleaner and makes better sense of a range of empirical phenomena.
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