Steve Parker

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Some of this research was first presented at a workshop on the syllable organized by Caroline Féry and Ruben van de Vijver and will appear in the proceedings of that workshop. I am grateful to the organizers and audience of the workshop, to the UMass weekly phonology group ((especially Andrea Calabrese). Special mention: Paul Kiparsky forced me to reexamine(More)
This paper argues that exceptions and other instances of morpheme-specific phonology are best analyzed in Optimality Theory (OT) in terms of lexically indexed markedness and faithfulness constraints. This approach is shown to capture locality restrictions, distinctions between exceptional and truly impossible patterns, distinctions between blocking and(More)
At their clinical doses, current antipsychotic agents share the property of both dopamine D(2) and D(3) receptor blockade. However, a major disadvantage of many current medications are the observed extrapyramidal side-effects (EPS), postulated to arise from D(2) receptor antagonism. Consequently, a selective dopamine D(3) receptor antagonist could offer an(More)
1 Introduction When the Arabic feminine singular morpheme ta attaches to the verbal prefix ta, the resulting form is not the expected *tata, but instead ta: (1) ta + ta + kassaru → takassaru it (fem.sg.) breaks, *tatakassaru (Wright 1971: 65) This is a typical example of morphological haplology: while there are two phonologically identical morphemes(More)
In this project we document a total of 1666 unique OT constraints published in the phonological literature. These span a period of time from 1993 through 2008 and come primarily from four major journals. The main constraint database contains the following information for each entry: journal. This catalog is presented all together in a single Excel(More)
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