John J. McCarthy, "Doing Optimality Theory: Applying Theory to Data"
English | ISBN: 1405151358, 1405151366 | 2008 | 328 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Doing Optimality Theory brings together examples andpractical, detailed advice for undergraduates and graduate studentsworking in linguistics. Given that the basic premises of OptimalityTheory are markedly different from other linguistic theories, thisbook presents the analytic techniques and new ways of thinking andtheorizing that are required. Explains how to do analysis and research using OptimalityTheory (OT) - a branch of phonology that has revolutionized thefield since its conception in 1993 Offers practical, in-depth advice for students and researchersin the field, presented in an engaging way Features numerous examples, questions, and exercisesthroughout, all helping to illustrate the theory and summarize thecore concepts of OT Written by John J. McCarthy, one of the theory s leadingproponents and an instrumental figure in the dissemination and useof OT today An ideal guide through the intricacies of linguistic analysisand research for beginning researchers, and, by example, one whichwill lead the way to future developments in the field.