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By John J. McCarthy

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This e-book describes Optimality idea from the pinnacle down, explaining and exploring the significant premises of OT and the consequences that persist with from them. Examples are drawn from phonology, morphology, and syntax, however the emphasis all through is at the thought instead of the examples, on realizing what's exact approximately OT and on equipping readers to use it, expand it, and critique it of their personal components of curiosity. The book's insurance extends to paintings on first- and second-language acquisition, phonetics and sensible phonology, computational linguistics, old linguistics, and sociolinguistics. Chapters finish with huge feedback for extra examining, categorized via subject, and are supplemented by means of a tremendous bibliography (over 800 items).

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As for floated chacun ‘each’, they accept both quantification over the object and quantification over the subject. These judgments are summarized in (32)–(33). (32) a. QAD over the subject: b. QAD over the object: (33) a. Q-float over the subject: b. Q-float over the object: *Les enfants ont beaucoup lu un livre. ‘The children have a-lot read a book’ √ L’enfant a beaucoup lu de livres. ‘The child has a-lot read of books’ √ Les enfants ont chacun lu un livre. ‘The children have each read a book’ √ L’enfant a chacun lu des livres.

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