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Lexical Stratification and Ranking Invariance in Constraint-based Grammars*
A fundamental tenet in Optimality Theory (OT: Prince & Smolensky 1993) is that a single invariant ranking of constraints represents the grammar of each language. A phenomenon which has provenExpand
Domain-Relative Faithfulness and the OCP: Rendaku Revisited
The Obligatory Contour Principle (henceforth the OCP) was first proposed at the advent of autosegmental phonology ( Leben 1973; Goldsmith 1976) for a restrictive representation of autosegments. ItExpand
Multiple Input-Output Faithfulness Relations in Japanese*
* This paper was first written in December 1996, and presented at the 24th meeting of The Phonology Circle of Japan (currently, The Phonology Society of Japan) at Tohoku-Gakuin University in Japan,Expand
Complex constraints and linguistic typology in Optimality Theory
In Optimality Theory it is possible to construct complex constraints from simpler elements. Expand