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Title:Local blocking and minimal violation
Authors:Eric Bakovic
Comment:To appear in Proceedings of CLS 45.
Abstract:The Elsewhere Condition (Kiparsky 1973, 1982) blocks a rule B from applying when a more specific rule A has applied. Attested cases of EC-blocking are local: B is blocked from applying only to the specific elements within a form to which A has applied, as opposed to being globally blocked from applying to all elements in a form only some of which A has applied to. This locality follows from the minimal violation property of Optimality Theory (Prince & Smolensky 1993).
Type:Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords:Phonology,Formal Analysis
Article:Version 1