The acquisition of phonological opacity

  title={The acquisition of phonological opacity},
  author={Ricardo Berm{\'u}dez-Otero},
This paper argues that Stratal OT is explanatorily superior to alternative OT treatments of phonological opacity (notably, Sympathy Theory). It shows that Stratal OT supports a learning model that accounts for the acquisition of opaque grammars with a minimum of machinery. The model is illustrated with a case study of the classic counterbleeding interaction between Diphthong Raising and Flapping in Canadian English. 1. Phonological opacity: Stratal OT vs Sympathy Theory Following the appearance… CONTINUE READING
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