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Umlaut in Optimality Theory

  title={Umlaut in Optimality Theory},
  author={Thomas B. Klein},
Harmonic Improvement without Candidate Chains in Chamorro
It is argued that some ostensible advantages of Optimality Theory with Candidate Chains (OT-CC) over classic OT are actually liabilities, suggesting that despite OT-CC's advancements in treatments of opacity, the theory's machinery remains inadequate in important ways.
Vowel Harmony
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Icelandic umlaut in Optimality Theory1
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Directionality and locality in vowel harmony
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Weak Triggers in Vowel Harmony
This paper examines vowel harmony initiated by a weak trigger. Height harmony in Veneto Italian dialects, wherein a post-tonic high vowel triggers raising of preceding mid vowels, forms a case study.
Unconditional neutrality: Vowel harmony in a two-place model
When embedded within contrastive specification, a two-place model of vowel features has far-reaching consequences for the description of harmonic phenomena, as well as for the roles of segments
Ineffability in grammar
The upshot of this study is that neither the lexicon-based nor the semantic ineffability cases are a problem for Optimality theory, since they are located in domains of grammar for which OT's architecture cannot be held responsible.