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Stratal OT: A synopsis and FAQs

  title={Stratal OT: A synopsis and FAQs},
  author={P. Kiparsky},
By modeling phonology as a system of ranked violable constra ints, Optimality Theory (OT) succeeded in bringing substantive universals a nd typological generalizations to bear on the analysis of individual phonologic al systems, and uncovered important generalizations that escaped classical gen erative phonology, such as top-down effects and the emergence of the unmarked, to nam e just two (Prince and Smolensky 1993, 2004). Another fundamental principle o f classic OT, that all constraints are… Expand
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