Optimality Theory and Language Change Author : D.E. Holt Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media Total Pages : 463 Release : 2012-12-06 ISBN 10 : 9789401001953 ISBN 13 : 9401001952 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Optimality Theory and Language Change Book Description: This work discusses many optimization and linguistic issues in great detail. It treats the history of a variety of languages, including English, French, Germanic, Galician/ Portuguese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish and shows that the application of Optimality Theory allows for innovative and improved analyses. It contains a complete bibliography on OT and language change. It is of interest to historical linguists, researchers into OT and linguistic theory, and phonologists and syntacticians with an interest in historical change.