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Intro to OT 6 Slides

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May 7, 2003University of Amsterdam1
 
Candi
Constraint Interaction II:OT
Strict domination
“Grammars can’t count” 
 
 TRESS EAVYAIN TRESS IGHT
SHMSR
any number
sns
< =
No way 
Stress is on the initial heavysyllable iff the number of lightsyllables
n
obeys
 
May 7, 2003University of Amsterdam2
Constraint Interaction II:OT
Constraint interaction: StrictdominationConstraints are universalHuman grammars differ
only 
in howthese constraints are ranked
‘factorial typology’N
O
C
ODA
, O
NSET
, …
syllable typology
First true contender for a formaltheory of cross-linguistic typology
 
May 7, 2003University of Amsterdam3
Optimality Theory
Applied to many linguistic phenomena
Phonology 
(Prince & Smolensky ‘93/ ‘02, Boersma ‘98, Kager ‘99, McCarthy‘02, …)
Syntax 
(Legendre, Vikner & Grimshaw ‘01; Ackema, Aissen, Bresnan,, …)
 Semantics/Pragmatics 
(Hendriks, de Hoop & de Swart ‘00, Blutner, Zeevat, …)
 Learning 
(Tesar & Smolensky 00, Boersma, Prince; Fikkert, Levelt, …)
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