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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Morphology

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

1996

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Prosodic Morphology 1986, John J. Mccarthy, Alan Prince Jan 1996

Prosodic Morphology 1986, John J. Mccarthy, Alan Prince

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

This work has circulated in manuscript form since October, 1986. Its basic contents were first presented at WCCFL 3 in spring, 1986 to an audience that was not devoid of convinced believers in the C and the V. It has been cited variously as McCarthy & Prince 1986, M&P forthcoming, and even (optimistically) M&P in press.

Many of the proposals made here have been revised, generalized, or superseded in subsequent work (see the bibliography below, p. 84), including a book ms. of nearly the same title by exactly the same authors. Junko Itô and Armin Mester have suggested to ...


Remarks On Phonological Opacity In Optimality Theory, John J. Mccarthy Jan 1996

Remarks On Phonological Opacity In Optimality Theory, John J. Mccarthy

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

In these remarks, I have examined the problem of phonological opacity for theories without serial ordering of rules, focusing on Optimality Theory. I have argued in favor of extending a correspondence-based approach to faithfulness to the statement of phonological markedness constraints. The core of the proposal is separate specification of the levels at which featural, adjacency, and linear order conditions must be met. I have compared this approach to two others, noting many similarities and a few differences: the structural approach adopted in Prince and Smolensky (1993) and most other OT work, and the Two-Level or Cognitive Phonology of Koskenniemi ...