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Title:Sympathy and Phonological Opacity
Authors:John J. McCarthy
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Abstract:Sympathy and Phonological Opacity

John J. McCarthy

University of Massachusetts, Amherst


This paper explores the nature of phonological opacity (in
the sense of Kiparsky 1971, 1973) within Optimality Theory.
Previous attempts to address opacity in OT are discussed and
a novel proposal, an inter-candidate faithfulness relation
called 'sympathy', is offered. Specific applications of
sympathy are presented and some general results are derived
about counter-bleeding, counter-feeding, multi-process, and
Duke-of-York opaque interactions.
Type:Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords:Phonology,Formal Analysis
Article:Version 1