By John J. McCarthy

ISBN-10: 0521791944

ISBN-13: 9780521791946

This booklet describes Optimality thought from the head down, explaining and exploring the relevant premises of OT and the implications that stick with from them. Examples are drawn from phonology, morphology, and syntax, however the emphasis all through is at the conception instead of the examples, on realizing what's certain approximately OT and on equipping readers to use it, expand it, and critique it of their personal parts of curiosity. The book's assurance extends to paintings on first- and second-language acquisition, phonetics and practical phonology, computational linguistics, old linguistics, and sociolinguistics. Chapters finish with wide feedback for additional studying, categorised by means of subject, and are supplemented via an immense bibliography (over 800 items).

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Neill (see page 19) Do the exercises on linking words and phrases to show similarity and comparison in the 'Writing' section of Unit 4 of the Workbook before you write your essay. Introduction You are going to listen to some advice given by American comedian George Burns, who is now in his nineties. George Burns won enduring popularity in Britain with the 'Burns and Allen Show', a television series featuring himself and his wife Gracie Allen. Gracie died in the 1960s, but George continues doing shows and acting in films.

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