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Title: University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics, Volume 18: Papers in Optimality Theory
Edited By: Jill N. Beckman
Laura W Dickey
Suzanne Urbanczyk
Series Title: University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in L

This collection of recent work in Optimality Theory includes both syntax and phonology papers. The full table of contents, along with ordering information, may be obtained from Below is a list of authors whose work is included in UMOP 18. Mahasen Abu-Mansour; John Alderete; Jill Beckman; Laura Benua; Pat Deevy; Mike Dickey; Jane Grimshaw & Vieri Samek-Lodovici; David Holton; Junko Ito & Armin Mester; Greg Lamontagne & Keren Rice; Geraldine Legendre, Colin Wilson, Paul Smolensky, Kristin Homer & William Raymond; Linda Lombardi; John McCarthy & Alan Prince; Jaye Padgett; Sam Rosenthall; Lisa Selkirk; Tim Sherer; Peggy Speas; Suzanne Urbanczyk; Ellen Woolford; Jennifer Yearley.

Publication Year: 1995
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 705
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