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Name: John  J. McCarthy
Institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://people.umass.edu/jjmccart
State and/or Country: MA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
Language Family(ies): Semitic
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Thematic Guide to Optimality Theory
 Optimality Theory in Phonology
 Hidden Generalizations
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Optimality Theory in Phonology
 A Thematic Guide to Optimality Theory
Dissertation Director * of: Morphologically Governed Accent in Optimality Theory
(John Alderete, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Word, Phrase, and Clitic Prosody in Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian
(Adam Werle, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Deriving Economy: Syncope in Optimality Theory
(Maria Gouskova, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: The gradual path to cluster simplification

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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