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Title:Sympathy, cumulativity, and the Duke-of-York gambit
Authors:John J. McCarthy
Abstract:Sympathy, cumulativity, and the Duke-of-York gambit

John McCarthy
University of Massachusetts

The Duke-of-York gambit (Pullum 1976) involves
derivations of the form A->B->A, where underlying
/A/ passes through an intermediate stage B before
returning to A at the surface. Optimality Theory
(Prince and Smolensky 1993) has significant implications
for the Duke of York gambit. Furthermore, attested
and unattested Duke-of-York cases have implications
for the analysis of opacity in Optimality Theory
using sympathy (McCarthy 1998, to appear). A key
idea pursued in this paper is that derivations
must be cumulative, and a measure of cumulativity
is incorporated into sympathy theory.
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