Surface Constraints versus Underlying Representation

  title={Surface Constraints versus Underlying Representation},
  author={Luigi Burzio},
The shift from derivational rules to representational constraints that characterizes much contemporary work in phonology calls for a serious reevaluation of the notion of Underlying Representation (UR). The reason is that the ability of constraints to apply "in parallel" systematically obviates the need for a derivation. The purpose of this paper is to argue, consistently with my (1994) Principles of English Stress (PES), that the notion of UR is neither conceptually necessary nor empirically… CONTINUE READING

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