LINGUIST List 14.3501

Thu Dec 18 2003

Books: Morphology Syntax: Gouskova

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Message 1: Deriving Economy: Syncope in Optimality Theory: Gouskova

Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 15:14:24 -0500 (EST)
From: glsa <glsalinguist.umass.edu>
Subject: Deriving Economy: Syncope in Optimality Theory: Gouskova

		

Title: Deriving Economy: Syncope in Optimality Theory
			
Publication Year: 2003
			
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass 
 http://server102.hypermart.net/glsa/index.htm
			
Book URL: http://server102.hypermart.net/glsa/index.html

Available Author: Maria Gouskova, Rutgers University 
 
ISBN: NA, Pages: , Price: $12 US
Comment: Hardback: ISBN: NA, Pages: , Price: $18 US
		
Abstract:
			
The Graduate Linguistics Student Association (GLSA) at the University
of Massachusetts, Amherst, announces the publication of a new
dissertation:

The dissertation argues that markedness is lenient and relative: a
form is marked only if there is another form that is unmarked. No
constraints ban structure for the sake of banning structure; there are
formal limits on the content of CON. The central consequence of this
view is that economy constraints are excluded on principle; economy
effects must instead follow from the interaction of independently
motivated constraints.

While a range of economy effects is discussed, the empirical focus is
on syncope. Case studies investigate syncope in Hopi, Tonkawa,
Lillooet, Lushootseed, and Lebanese and Mekkan Arabic. Deleting vowels
satisfies a range of markedness constraints; moreover, the same
constraints that can be satisfied by syncope can also be satisfied by
other processes that may not involve removal of structure. The
standard "delete-where-you-can" view of syncope is argued to be
inadequate; furthermore, economy constraints can actually be harmful
if admitted into the grammar.
			
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