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The architecture of grammar and the division of labor in exponence
This chapter discusses modes of interaction between the lexicon and the grammar, and the role of token frequency in the emergence of stem-level cyclicity in Bloomfield's lexicon. Expand
Morphological structure and phonological domains in Spanish denominal derivation
Independent morphological evidence is adduced to confirm the existence of stem-final vowel deletion in Spanish, as predicted by Stratal Optimality Theory, and reveal a previously unrecognized contrast between pseudoplural nouns and nouns with athematic stems ending in /s/, and cast light on the relative roles of suffixes and infixes in diminutive formation. Expand
The acquisition of phonological opacity
It is shown that Stratal OT supports a learning model that accounts for the acquisition of opaque grammars with a minimum of machinery, and transcends explanatory adequacy in its approach to non-paradigmatic opacity. Expand
The Spanish lexicon stores stems with theme vowels, not roots with inflectional class features
Stem storage receives further support from psycholinguistic data from recognition latencies, and new evidence comes from cyclic locality conditions on allomorph selection, that Stratal Optimality Theory allied to a stem-driven theory of morphology performs better than alternative approaches to allomorphic locality. Expand
Opacity and globality in phonological change
En esta tesis se estudian los problemas planteados por dos tipos opuestos de interaccion entre procesos fonologicos las interacciones opacas y las interacciones globales. En terminos propios de laExpand
Phonological change in Optimality Theory
The relationship between Optimality Theory (OT) and historical phonology works both ways: OT provides new angles on long-standing diachronic questions, whilst historical data and models of changeExpand
21 Diachronic Phonology
As the title of this part of the volume indicates, the study of sound change 1 compels us to think hard about the relationship between phonological structure and what lies beyond: the physics ofExpand
There are no special clitics
The hypothesis of Clitic Idiosyncrasy holds that special clitics are neither words nor affixes, but constitute a separate type of object whose behaviour is partly governed by dedicated grammaticalExpand