LINGUIST List 16.382

Tue Feb 08 2005

Books: Linguistic Theories/Phonology: Prince, Smolensky

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        1.    Matthew Glidden, Optimality Theory: Prince, Smolensky

Message 1: Optimality Theory: Prince, Smolensky

Date: 07-Feb-2005
From: Matthew Glidden <>
Subject: Optimality Theory: Prince, Smolensky

Title: Optimality Theory
Subtitle: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar
Published: 2004
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

Book URL:

Author: Alan Prince, Rutgers University
Author: Paul Smolensky, Johns Hopkins University
Hardback: ISBN: 1405119322 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 69.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1405119330 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 34.95

This book is the final version of the widely-circulated 1993 Technical
Report that introduces a conception of grammar in which well-formedness is
defined as optimality with respect to a ranked set of universal constraints.

- Final version of the widely circulated 1993 Technical Report that was the
seminal work in Optimality Theory, never before available in book format.

- Serves as an excellent introduction to the principles and practice of
Optimality Theory.

- Offers proposals and analytic commentary that suggest many directions for
further development for the professional.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (ENG )

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