Download e-book for iPad: A thematic guide to optimality theory by John J. McCarthy

By John J. McCarthy

This publication describes Optimality idea from the head down, explaining and exploring the important premises of OT and the implications that keep on with from them. Examples are drawn from phonology, morphology, and syntax, however the emphasis all through is at the concept instead of the examples, on figuring out what's precise approximately OT and on equipping readers to use it, expand it, and critique it of their personal parts of curiosity. The book's insurance extends to paintings on first- and second-language acquisition, phonetics and sensible phonology, computational linguistics, historic linguistics, and sociolinguistics. Chapters finish with huge feedback for additional analyzing, categorized via subject, and are supplemented via an immense bibliography (over 800 items).

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11. decrease ( di kres ') make or become less a. As he kept spending money, the amount he had saved decreased. b. In order to improve business, the store owner decreased his prices. c. The landlord promised to decrease our rent. 12. audible ( o da bal) able to be heard a. From across the room, the teacher's voice was barely audible. b. After Len got his new hearing aid, my telephone calls became audible. c. Commands from Ann's drill sergeant were always easily audible. Words in Use Read the following passage to see how the new words are used in it.

1 8. accurate (ak u rit) exactly right as the result of care or pains a. Ushers took an accurate count of the people assembled* in the theater. b. Emma's vision* was so accurate that she didn't need glasses. c. In writing on the topic,* Vergil used accurate information. 1 so LESSON 16 51 9. microscope ( m I' kr~ sk6 p) instrument with a lens for making objects larger so that one can see things more clearly a. The students used a microscope to see the miniature* insect. b. When young Oprah's birthday came around, her uncle gave her a microscope.

Much of our population* is constantly migrating to other areas of the country. c. My grandfather migrated to New York from Italy in 1919. 8. vessel (ves 1 al) a ship; a hollow container; tube containing body fluid a. The Girl Scouts were permitted a glimpse* of the vessel being built when they toured the Navy Yard. b. My father burst a blood vessel when he got the bill from the garage. c. Congress voted to decrease* the amount of money being spent on space vessels. 9. persist (par sist continue firmly; refuse to stop or be changed a.

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