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Title:Consequences of contextual faithfulness constraints in Harmonic Serialism
Authors: Ivy Hauser
Comment:A companion to Hauser & Hughto (2020)
Abstract:Faithfulness constraints which demand faithfulness in a specific context can be used to capture various asymmetries relating to specific positions. Positional faithfulness constraints (Beckman, 1997; Lombardi, 1999) provide a specific context for faithfulness which corresponds to positions of prosodic prominence in the output. This paper develops a new kind of faithfulness constraint, which we call contextual faithfulness. These constraints have two key differences from traditional positional faithfulness. Contextual faithfulness constraints do not necessarily correspond to a position of prosodic or psycholinguistic prominence, and the contexts are input-defined rather than output-defined. When these constraints are used in Harmonic Serialism, they can produce rule ordering and local directional effects. In this paper, I demonstrate this by analyzing three opaque phenomena and two directional phenomena with contextual faithfulness constraints: counterbleeding, double counterbleeding, self-destructive feeding, directional assimilation, and cluster simplification.

This paper provides further investigation of the IO contextual faithfulness constraints proposed in Hauser, I., & Hughto, C. (2020). Analyzing opacity with contextual faithfulness constraints. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 5(1), 82. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.966.
Type:Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords:phonology, opacity, Harmonic Serialism, faithfulness
Article:Version 1