] [root][root] single root nodes two C-slots The formal analysis of Cypriot Greek will be presented within OptimalityTheory, a constraint-based framework (Prince and Smolensky 1993, McCarthy <LINK "mul-r25"> <LINK "mul-r21"> and Prince 1995). In this framework, multiple potential surface forms are <LINK
in terms of OptimalityTheory (Prince & Smolensky 1993), this is attributed to the activation of a constraint that favours the full preservation of the rightmost segment in a syllable. Goad (2001a, b, 2003) and Rose (2000), however, argue that these are not cases of CV interac- tions, which reflect
generalizations about—as well as in their reconstructed common ancestor, Proto-Anatolian ( PA ).
Second, to develop synchronic analyses, framed in terms of OptimalityTheory (Prince and Smolensky, 1993/2004), of the phonological systems that generate these patterns.
developed formal pragmatic theory of pragmatic competence, combining the insights from both optimalitytheory and neo-Gricean pragmatics. From the perspective of optimalitytheory, pragmatics is taken to be characterized by defaults and preferences, and utterance interpretation, to present an optimization
followed by three papers which examine the attested history of creoles and what it can tell us about substrate influence on these languages. Using OptimalityTheory Christian Uffmann (123-152) deals with the issue of paragogic vowels and the occasionally ensuing vowel harmony in Sranan, pointing out the
’s “cognitive optimumtheory” to historical texts, using divine epithets in Assyro-Babylonian texts as a case study. In addition to offering a proposal for a more principled way of working with historical texts, he suggests in conclusion that textual traditions may allow concepts to veer off the cognitive
ram groups to gain antipredator advantages (Ruckstuhl & Festa-Bianchet, 2001). While changes in group membership can impact activity budgets and alter foraging efficiency, natural selection and optimalitytheory would pre- dict that any disadvantages resulting from joining a particular group would, on
accounted for by frameworks such as lexical phonology (Kiparsky 1982, Mohanan 1986), which postulate a stratiﬁcation for <LINK "ral-r41"> <LINK "ral-r53"> the application of phonological rules to word-internal structures, or optimalitytheory (Prince & Smolensky 1993), according to which a set of ranked con
promising account for Wackernagel’s observation within a grammar can be given in a framework developed in Alderete (2001). His system is able to address inversion and can—in principle—cope with the fact that internal derivation is not restricted to o -stems. Working in optimalitytheory, Alderete
relevance theoretic account of language use. In seeking to explain the association between round numerical form and approximate interpretation, Krifka (2002, 2007) considers (though ultimately rejects) an account couched in the framework of Bidirectional OptimalityTheory (Blutner, 2000), which draws on two