clusters are smaller than syllables, the SSP is not reduced to a mere tendency (Keydana, 2012: 103). However, Keydana has formulated his analysis in OptimalityTheory ( OT ), a major tenet of which is that all constraints are potentially violable, therefore violations of the SSP are predicted to be
assumption that CL is all about mora conservation (cf. Hayes 1989 and several others) — their deletion should not induce lengthening. Second, CL is an instance of opacity, and opacity is the single biggest conundrum that OptimalityTheory faces. This paper addresses both issues and suggests that CL should
Reconciling Indo-European Syllabification, Adam Cooper brings together two seemingly disparate phenomena associated with Indo-European syllable structure: the heterosyllabic treatment of medial consonant clusters, which tolerates CVC syllables, and the right-hand vocalization of sonorants, which ostensibly avoids them. Operating from a perspective that is simultaneously empirical, theoretical, and historical in nature, he establishes their compatibility by crafting a formal analysis that integrates them into a single picture of the reconstructed system.
More generally, drawing on evidence from Vedic, Greek, and Proto-Indo-European itself, Cooper demonstrates the continued relevance of the ancient Indo-European languages to contemporary linguistic theory, and, moreover, reaffirms the value of the syllable as a unit of phonology, necessary for these languages’ formal representation.
OptimalityTheory ( OT ; Prince and Smolensky 1993/2004). The basic gemination pattern is analyzed in 4.3.1; I then proceed in 4.3.2 to the exceptional non-gemination of pre-stop voiceless stops and show that it can be neatly captured in OT as a blocking effect. 4.3.1 Deriving gemination of voiceless
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.
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
lexical interface systems, surface accentual patterns are determined by a complex interplay between morphology and phonology, including default phonological principles like ADA . Such morphophonological interactions are ideally suited for implementation in OptimalityTheory ( OT ) (Prince and Smolensky
idýll-ic, Miltón-ic, titán-ic etc.; he handles this in a constraint-based approach, appealing to a high ranking of faithfulness in the phonology (more specifically of metrical faithfulness in the stem-level constraint hierarchy countenanced in his framework, Stratal OptimalityTheory
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