Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader

Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader

Editor(s): John J. McCarthy

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631226888

Online ISBN: 9780470756171

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756171

About this Book

Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader is a collection of readings on this important new theory by leading figures in the field, including a lengthy excerpt from Prince and Smolensky's never-before-published Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar.


  • Compiles the most important readings about Optimality Theory in phonology from some of the most prominent researchers in the field.
  • Contains 33 excerpts spanning a range of topics in phonology and including many never-before-published papers.
  • Includes a lengthy excerpt from Prince and Smolensky's foundational 1993 manuscript Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar.
  • Includes introductory notes and study/research questions for each chapter.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Basics

  2. Part II: Formal Analysis

  3. Part III: Prosody

  4. Part IV: Segmental Phonology

  5. Part V: Interfaces

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