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Opacity and globality in phonological change

  title={Opacity and globality in phonological change},
  author={Ricardo Berm{\'u}dez-Otero},
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 la fonologia derivacional, se dice que una regla fonologica es opaca cuando, debido a la posterior aplicacion de otras reglas, la gramatica genera representaciones superficiales que parecen violar la regla en cuestion, bien porque satisfagan su descripcion estructural sin sufrir la transformacion… 

SIBILANT VOICING IN HIGHLAND ECUADORIAN SPANISH * ( ( ( ( ( Vozeamento da sibilante no Espanhol equatoriano do Alto )

Dispersion Theory formalizes the structuralist notion of systemic contrast within a constraintbased phonological framework (DT; FLEMMING, 1995, 2002; NÍ CHIOSÁIN & PADGETT, 2001; PADGETT, 2003a,b,c).

Analysis of Phonological Opacity in Persian

Phonological opacity has always been the subject of much debate in generative phonology, particularly after the emergence of Optimality Theory (OT). According to Antila (2006) Opacity arises when a

Formalizing the connection between opaque and exceptionful generalizations

  • A. Nazarov
  • Linguistics
    Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics
  • 2019
This paper proposes an account of an opaque generalization (Canadian Raising; Chambers 1973) in terms of indexed constraints in OT (Pater 2000, 2010). This approach formalizes the idea, championed in

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.

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.

Learning opacity in Stratal Maximum Entropy Grammar*

It is found that the difficulty of opacity can be influenced by evidence for stratal affiliation: the Canadian English case is easier if the learner encounters application of raising outside the flapping context, or non-application of raising between words.

Synchronic stratum-specific rates of application reflect diachronic change: morphosyntactic conditioning of variation in English /l/-darkening

It is argued that a combined Stochastic Stratal OT approach to the data is an improvement over a parallel stochastic model because it avoids fixed innate constraint rankings, which are required to prevent the prediction of impossible grammars.