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during the acquisition process. Studies on language development are primarily couched within the Principles and Parameters (PP) framework (Chomsky 1981) and Optimality Theory (OT, Prince & Smolensky 1993, McCarthy & Prince 1993a, 1993b). According to Chom- sky (1981), Universal Grammar (UG) consists of a

In: Journal of Greek Linguistics

contrast, we entertain the hypothesis that compositional accentuation is dependent on specific modes of morpheme combination. The analysis is couched in the theoretical framework of Optimality Theory (Prince & Smolen- sky 1993, McCarthy & Prince 1994, et seq). The paper is organized as follows: Section 2

In: Journal of Greek Linguistics

University of Stuttgart before being appointed as a Senior Lecturer in computational linguistics at the University of Amsterdam again. He has published on discourse semantics, unifi cation grammar, semantics of particles, presupposition, optimality theory and grammaticalisation. His current core interest is

In: International Review of Pragmatics

as deviations from the Standard Modern Greek (SMG) pattern of verbal stressing in the dialects homogeneously. On the topic of lexical stress I merely note that a new and most interesting proposal has been made by Revithiadou (1999) under Optimality Theory (OT). This will unfortunately not be

In: Journal of Greek Linguistics

Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky 1993), the ranking of this constraint in respect to other faithfulness constraints can model the change from an underlying phonemic stop to an optimal surface representation of a post-vocalic fricative (e.g. Ident[sonorant] >> *V-stop >> Ident[obstruent]). (2

In: Brill's Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics

binary or degenerate ([ jéled ], ga [ náv ] [for example, Becker 2003a,b]). The theoretical framework of these analyses is Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky [1993/2004]). (15) Stress related constraints IdentStress (McCarthy and Prince 1995) The output syllable

In: Brill's Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics

and Middle English, van Kemenade and Mili´cev argue that the topic domain in Old English became a subject domain in Middle English. Brady Clark works within the framework of Stochastic Optimality Theory. His paper analyzes the syntax of subjects in early English as gradual constraint reranking

In: Language Dynamics and Change

potential of a psychologically inspired account of parity in linguistic communication, with of course the hope that the understanding of pronouns benefi ts from this exercise. Keywords pronoun , ellipsis , optimality theory , self-monitoring , simulated production Introduction Th is paper comes from two

In: International Review of Pragmatics

responsibility. Laura J. Downing & Maarten Mous / Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 3 (2011) 82–110 83 Current work on reduplication in Optimality Theory (OT)—notably, Downing (2006), McCarthy (2000, 2002), McCarthy & Prince (1993, 1994a,b, 1995, 1999), Urbanczyk (1996, 2006)—argues

In: Brill's Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics

foot template, mainly trochee, which is a minimal word and conforms to the prosodic pattern of the language. 3 On the acquisition of syllabic structure in Greek 3 1.1 Basics of Optimality Theory For the analysis of the data we adopt the framework of Optimality Theory (henceforth OT) as developed by

In: Journal of Greek Linguistics