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Title:The nature of conspiracy: implications for parallel vs. serial derivation
Authors: Jeffrey Adler
Abstract:The Mohawk stress pattern (1988, 1989) is shown to be best analyzed as a conspiracy on foot bimoraicity, as argued by Ikawa (1995) and Rawlins (2006). And, this analysis is shown to only be compatible with parallel Optimality Theory (Prince & Smolensky, 1993/2004), not Harmonic Serialism (McCarthy 2010). The challenge Mohawk presents for HS is shown to be of a more general type presented by conspiracies.

Note that this paper is superceded by Adler & Zymet (in prep). E-mail at JeffM.Adler@gmail.com for a copy.
Type:Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords:Phonology, Optimality Theory, Harmonic Serialism, Mohawk
Article:Version 1