Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Optimality Theory and Language Change

Editors: Holt, D.E. (Ed.)

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Optimality Theory and Language Change:
-discusses many optimization and linguistic issues in great detail;
-treats the history of a variety of languages, including English, French, Germanic, Galician/Portuguese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish;
-shows that the application of OT allows for innovative and improved analyses;
-allows researchers that appeal to OT to see the connections of their (usually synchronic) work with diachronic studies;
-contains a complete bibliography on Optimality Theory and language change.

This volume may be used as one of the texts in courses on historical phonology or syntax that treat these topics from generative approaches or that give a general survey of various frameworks of research into these areas. Likewise, the volume may serve as a text for courses in phonology, syntax and Optimality Theory that have a component dedicated to extensions of linguistic theory to historical change. It is of interest for historical linguists, researchers into Optimality Theory and linguistic theory, and for phonologists and syntacticians with an interest in historical change.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Remarks on Optimality Theory and Language Change

    Holt, D. Eric

    Pages 1-30

  • The Odds of Eternal Optimization in Optimality Theory

    Boersma, Paul

    Pages 31-65

  • On Re-Ranking and Explanatory Adequacy in a Constraint-Based Theory of Phonological Change

    Gess, Randall

    Pages 67-90

  • The Actuation Problem in Optimality Theory

    Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo (et al.)

    Pages 91-119

  • When History Doesn’t Repeat Itself

    McMahon, April

    Pages 121-142

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optimality Theory and Language Change
Editors
  • D.E. Holt
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
56
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0195-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0195-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1469-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1470-3
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 463
Topics