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  1. Optimality Theory (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
    Optimality Theory (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
    Optimality Theory (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
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  2. Optimality Theory (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)

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This is an introduction to Optimality Theory, whose central idea is that surface forms of language reflect resolutions of conflicts between competing constraints. The book does not limit its empirical scope to phonological phenomena, but also contains chapters on the learnability of OT grammars; OT's implications for syntax; and other issues such as opacity. Exercises accompany chapters 1-7, and there are sections on further reading. Optimality Theory will be welcomed by any linguist with a basic knowledge of derivational Generative Phonology.

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This is the textbook you have to buy for your intermediate-advanced phonology class. Some of the answers to the problems are online. Some are not. Welcome to confusion, pain, and all-nighters. But if you embrace it, optimality theory can change the way you see the world.
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I ordered it because it was required in a graduate course. Otherwise, the book is somehow good if you are into the theory or want to learn about it.
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