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Title:What constraint connectives should be permitted in OT?
Authors:Matthew Wolf
Abstract:Local Conjunction (LC: Smolensky 1993, 1995, 1997) been the subject of a great deal of theoretical discussion, but much less attention has been paid to the possibility that OT might include connectives other than LC for creating new constraints from pre-existing ones. Is there any reason to suspect that LC could be the only connective available to natural-language OT grammars? I argue that there is: of the fifteen possible two-place connectives besides LC, all are either analytically inert or can be ruled out by typologically-motivated criteria.
Type:Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords:Phonology,Formal Analysis
Article:Version 1