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Introduction: The Division of Labor between Rules, Representations, and Constraints in Phonological Theory <sup>1</sup>

Andrew Nevins and Bert Vaux

in Rules, Constraints, and Phonological Phenomena

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780199226511
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191710193 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226511.003.0001
Introduction: The Division of Labor between Rules, Representations, and Constraints in Phonological Theory 1

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In this introduction we provide an overview of some foundational questions in phonological theory and address how they can be answered by the informed study of phonological phenomena. The introduction outlines the relevance of rich data structures, serial vs parallel ordering, iterativity, teleology, and locally vs globally determined computation for cognitive science more generally, and situates the individual contributions of the volume within these contexts.

Keywords: phonological representations; ordering; levels; cycles; rules; constraints; conspiracies; phonological phenomena

Chapter.  6632 words. 

Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology

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