|Title:||From phonological typology to the development of receptive and productive phonological competence: Applications of minimal violation|
|Abstract:||This paper follows Smolensky (1996) in attributing developmental
differences between receptive and productive phonological competence
to the operation of a single Optimality Theoretic grammar.
On the basis of evidence from developmental speech perception, however,
it is proposed that structural constraints apply to both lexical and
surface representations. Differences between receptive and productive
competence are captured as differences in ranking between two sets of
faithfulness constraints: those that apply in perception, and those
that apply in production.