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