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Material type
단행본
Personal Author
McMahon, April M. S.
Title Statement
Change, chance, and optimality / April McMahon.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Oxford ;   New York :   Oxford University Press,   2000.  
Physical Medium
x, 201 p. ; 25 cm.
Series Statement
Oxford linguistics
ISBN
0198241240 0198241259 (pbk.)
General Note
Series statement on jacket.  
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-194) and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Linguistic change. Optimality theory (Linguistics) Grammar, Comparative and general -- Phonology. Naturalness (Linguistics) Grammar, Comparative and general -- Morphology. Evolution. Innateness hypothesis (Linguistics)
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650 0 ▼a Grammar, Comparative and general ▼x Morphology.
650 0 ▼a Evolution.
650 0 ▼a Innateness hypothesis (Linguistics)

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Contents information

Table of Contents


CONTENTS
1 Optimality Theory : the Basics = 1
  1.1 Past = 1
  1.2 Present = 5
  1.3 Future? = 9
2 Optimality in a Complex World : Additions and Extensions = 13
  2.1 The whole story? = 13
  2.2 Inviolable constraints and principles of constraint interaction = 14
  2.3 System-specific strategies = 19
    2.3.1 Language-specific constraints = 19
    2.3.2 The reintroduction of rules = 24
  2.4 Correspondence Theory = 33
  2.5 Morphology-phonology interactions = 41
  2.6 Sympathy = 47
  2.7 Optimality and acquisition = 52
3 Constraints, Causation, and Change = 57
  3.1 History matters = 57
  3.2 The Cutting Edge : between synchrony and diachrony = 58
    3.2.1 Epenthesis and deletion = 58
    3.2.2 Metathesis = 75
    3.2.3 Chain shifts = 85
  3.3 Constraint reranking and the explanation of change = 90
    3.3.1 Modelling sound change in OT = 90
    3.3.2 The Great Vowel Shift : Miglio(1998) = 92
    3.3.3 Historical segment loss = 98
  3.4 OT and variation = 105
  3.5 Plus \cedilc a change : formal models and language change = 115
    3.5.1 The bigger picture = 115
    3.5.2 Some formal approaches to syntactic change = 116
    3.5.3 General problems = 121
    3.5.4 Optimality Theory = 125
4 Cognates and Comparisons : Natural Morphology and Neo-Darwinian Evolutionary Biology = 129
  4.1 A problem shared = 129
  4.2 Natural Morphology = 130
  4.3 Neo-Darwinian evolutionary biology = 137
5 The Emergence of the Innate : Evolving Optimality = 153
  5.1 The nature of innateness = 153
  5.2 Language, complexity, and design = 156
    5.2.1 Central questions = 156
    5.2.2 Gradualism and the evolution of language = 157
    5.2.3 Selective advantage and the evolution of language = 162
  5.3 Evolving Optimality = 170
6 Optimality and Optimism : the Panglossian Paradigm = 177
References = 185
Index = 195