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

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.


Optimality Theory and Language Change
Language: en
Pages: 463
Authors: D.E. Holt
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This work discusses many optimization and linguistic issues in great detail. It treats the history of a variety of languages, including English, French, Germani
A Thematic Guide to Optimality Theory
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: John J. McCarthy
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Explains and explores the central premises of OT and the results of their praxis.
Optimality Theory
Language: en
Pages: 635
Authors: Assistant Professor at the Department of Linguistics Jeroen Van De Weijer
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Clarendon Press

Optimality theory has revolutionized phonological theory, and its insights are now being applied to other central aspects of language. This book presents the re
Optimality Theory
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rene Kager
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-06-28 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is an introduction to Optimality Theory, whose central idea is that surface forms of language reflect resolutions of conflicts between competing constraint
Bidirectional Optimality Theory
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: Anton Benz
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

Bidirectional Optimality Theory (BiOT) emerged at the turn of the millennium as a fusion of Radical Pragmatics and Optimality Theoretic Semantics. It stirred a
Vowel Reduction in Optimality Theory
Language: en
Pages: 325
Authors: Katherine Crosswhite
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Psychology Press

This book examines the phenomenon of vowel reduction, in which two or more underlying vowel qualities are neutralized in unstressed position.
Optimality Theory and Pragmatics
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Reinhard Blutner
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-12-19 - Publisher: Springer

Ten leading scholars provide exacting research results and a reliable and accessible introduction to the new field of optimality theoretic pragmatics. The book
Morphologically Governed Accent in Optimality Theory
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: John D. Alderete
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-19 - Publisher: Routledge

Alderete examines the influences of morphological factors on stress and pitch accent within Optimality Theory.
›Umlaut‹ in Optimality Theory
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Thomas B. Klein
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-01 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

In this first book-length study of synchronic umlaut, a comprehensive comparative analysis of the phonology and morphology of the umlaut alternation in present-
Scandinavian Object Shift and Optimality Theory
Language: en
Pages: 154
Authors: E. Engels
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-30 - Publisher: Springer

This book presents an account of object shift, a word order phenomenon found in most of the Scandinavian languages where an object occurs unexpectedly to the le