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Modeling Ungrammaticality in Optimality Theory
In this chapter, we have argued for a revision of correspondence theory in which strings rather than segments are the formal objects that stand in correspondence. In this revision, well-behaved unfaithful mappings do not alter ℜ’s status is a total bijective function. Candidates with a less orderly ℜ violate MPARSE; among these candidates there is one that harmonically bounds all of the others, the null output . The primary goal of this project is to explain why uniquely violates no constraints except MPARSE, making it suitable for the analysis of phonologically-conditioned gaps. Along the way, we have also discussed the general properties of MPARSE, the locality of coalescence and breaking, and alternative theories of gaps.
McCarthy, John J. and Wolf, Matthew, "Less than zero: Correspondence and the null output" (2007). Modeling Ungrammaticality in Optimality Theory. 22.
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