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Author: Lutz Edzard

Many phonetic and phonological observations can be conveniently recast in terms of theories of linguistic preference and natural generative phonology (cf. Hooper 1976), notably in terms of the approach of Vennemann (1983, 1988), which was applied to Semitic by Edzard (1991). Optimality Theory

Author: Edzard, Lutz

Many phonetic and phonological observations can be conveniently recast in terms of theories of linguistic preference and natural generative phonology. Optimality Theory, originally proposed by Prince and Smolensky (1993), offers a formal means of capturing the ‘constraint ranking’ implicit in the

This entry will show how Optimality Theory (OT hereafter; Prince and Smolensky 1993) may be applied to the phonology of Modern Hebrew, treating the spirantization of the bgdkpt consonants as a case study. Modern Hebrew spirantization is characterized by alternation in pronunciation of the

Arabic, Kuwaiti Arabic, Optimality Theory, Personal Pronoun (Arabic Dialects), Saudi Arabia, Variation Arabic, Bagirmi West Sudanic Arabic, West Sudanic Arabic Arabic, Baḥariyya Bedouinization, Dialect...

Author: Adam Oberlin

1. General Three issues of NJL appeared in 2015 with a total of 11 research articles, including: Ito Junko and Armin Mester, ‘The Perfect Prosodic Word in Danish’ (5–36), on Danish stød through the lens of Optimality Theory and as a means to determine the aspects of a perfect prosodic word

In: The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies