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The handbook of phonological theory
List of Contributors vii Preface ix 1 Rules v. Constraints 1 David Odden 2 Opacity and Ordering 40 Eric Bakovic' 3 The Interaction Between Morphology and Phonology 68 Sharon Inkelas 4 Quantity 103Expand
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Generation, recognition, and learning in finite state optimality theory
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2004 iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS When I met Ed Stabler I was electrified by the types questions that he was asking of linguistic theories and even more so by the fact that he seemed to have an idea of how to answer those questions. Expand
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Infixing reduplication in Pima and its theoretical consequences
Pima (Uto-Aztecan, central Arizona) pluralizes nouns via partial reduplication. The amount of material copied varies between a single C (mavit / ma-m-vit ‘lion(s)’) and CV (hodai / ho-ho-daiExpand
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Information theoretic approaches to phonological structure: the case of Finnish vowel harmony
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This paper offers a study of vowel harmony in Finnish as an example of how information theoretic concepts can be employed in order to better understand the nature of phonological structure. Expand
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Using Entropy to Learn OT Grammarsfrom Surface Forms Alone
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The problem of ranking a set of constraints in Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky 1993) in a fashion that is consistent with an observed training sample comprised of 〈input, output〉 pairs has been solved with a variety of algorithms (e.g. Tesar 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002). Expand
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Lexicon-free fingerspelling recognition from video: Data, models, and signer adaptation
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We study the problem of recognizing video sequences of fingerspelled letters in American Sign Language (ASL). Expand
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Evaluating the Complexity of Optimality Theory
Idsardi (2006) claims that Optimality Theory (OT; Prince and Smolensky 1993, 2004) is in general computationally intractable on the basis of a proof adapted from Eisner 1997a. We take issue with thisExpand
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The Learning and Emergence of Mildly Context Sensitive Languages
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This paper describes a framework for studies of the adaptive acquisition and evolution of language, with the following components: language learning begins by associating words with cognitively salient representations (“grounding”); the sentences of each language are determined by properties of lexical items, and so only these need to be transmitted by learning; the learnable languages allow multiple agreements, multiple crossing agreements, and reduplication. Expand
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Copying and spreading in phonological theory: Evidence from echo epenthesis
Correspondence plays a fundamental role in current phonological theory: it governs input-output mapping as well as reduplicative copying (McCarthy and Prince 1995). A number of recent proposals claimExpand
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Generating Contenders
In Optimality Theory, a contender is a candidate that is optimal under some ranking of the constraints. When the candidate generating function Gen and all of the constraints are rational (i.e.,Expand
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