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Optimality Theory and Language Change

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ISBN-10: 1402014708

ISBN-13: 9781402014703

Edition: 2003

Authors: D. Eric Holt

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List price: $219.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 8/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 463
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.45" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

List of contributors
Optimality Theory and Language Change: Overview and Theoretical Issues
Remarks on Optimatility Theory and language change
The odds of eternal optimization in Optimality Theory
On re-ranking and explanatory adequacy in a constraint-based theory of phonological change
The actuation problem in Optimality Theory: Phonologization, rule inversion and rule loss
When history doesn't repeat itself: Optimality Theory and implausible sound changes
Language change without constraint reranking
Case Studies of Phonological Change
English vowel shifts and "optimal" diphthongs: Is there a logical link?
Merger avoidance and lexical reconstruction: An OT model of the Great Vowel Shift
The emergence of quantitiy-sensitivity in Latin: Secondary stress, lambic Shortening and theorectical implications for "mixed" stress systems
Some interactions between word, foot and syllable structure in the history of the Spanish language
The emergence of palatal sonorants and alternating diphthongs in Old Spanish
The emergence of contrastive palatalization in Russian
Case Studies of Syntactic Change
How to rank constraints: Constraint conflict, grammatical competition and the rise of periphrastic do
Historical changes in verb-second and null subjects from Old to Modern French
Bibliography on Optimality Theory and language change
Indices: Names, Languages, Constraints, Terms