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Conspiracy in historical phonology / Sean Jacob Crist.

Author/Creator:
Crist, Sean.
Publication:
2001.
Format/Description:
Microformat
xxi, 204 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
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Local subjects:
Penn dissertations -- Linguistics. (search)
Linguistics -- Penn dissertations. (search)
Summary:
Historical sound change has been modeled in Optimality Theory as a change in the ranking of constraints. In the simplest case, the surface effects of a constraint reranking can be stated in terms of a single traditional rewrite rule. However, there are also rerankings whose corresponding surface effects are diverse and complex, and cannot be stated as a single rule. It is this consequence of OT which I explore in this dissertation, examining conspiracies of historical sound changes in early Greek (the elimination of *j), in West Germanic (the near elimination of voiced fricatives), and in Slavic (the elimination of syllable codas).
Notes:
Adviser: Donald A. Ringe, Jr.
Thesis (Ph.D. in Linguistics) -- University of Pennsylvania, 2001.
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
University Microfilms order no.: 3003613.
Contributor:
Ringe, Donald A., Jr., advisor.
University of Pennsylvania.
ISBN:
9780493128290
OCLC:
244971830