Why the Phonological Component must be Serial and Rule‐Based 1

  title={Why the Phonological Component must be Serial and Rule‐Based 1},
  author={Bert Vaux},
  • B. Vaux
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Linguistics
1. Introduction This chapter provides general arguments for replacing Optimality Theory with a theory that employs ordered rules and derivations. Between 1968 and 1993 the majority of phonologists worked within a theoretical framework of Derivational Phonology (DP), whose central proposition is that the surface representation of a sequence of morphemes derives from their abstract underlying representations by the application of a series of ordered rules. The introduction of Optimality Theory… 
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