Chapter 4. Computing Optimal Forms in Optimality Theory: Basic Syllabification

  1. John J. McCarthy
  1. Bruce Tesar

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756171.ch4

Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader

Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader

How to Cite

Tesar, B. (2004) Computing Optimal Forms in Optimality Theory: Basic Syllabification, in Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader (ed J. J. McCarthy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756171.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631226888

Online ISBN: 9780470756171

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Keywords:

  • optimality theory;
  • obligatory contour principle;
  • dissimilatory effects;
  • languages;
  • morphological domains

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Parsing Problem in Optimality Theory

  • The Basic CV Syllable Theory

  • Parsing the CV Theory

  • A Sample Parse

  • Discussion