By Rene Kager, Joe Pater, Wim Zonneveld
Bringing jointly famous researchers, this number of essays makes a speciality of constraints in phonological acquisition. the 1st chapters assessment the learn in its broader context, together with an advent by way of the editors that offers a concise instructional on Optimality idea. the rest chapters tackle a couple of partly overlapping subject matters: the research of kid creation information when it comes to constraints; learnability concerns; perceptual improvement and its relation to the improvement of creation; and moment language acquisition.
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After this overview of the architecture of OT and the learnability of OT grammars, we now turn to the relevance of OT for phonological acquisition. 3. Drawing connections between Optimality Theory and child phonology In section 1, we discussed formal and substantive connections that have been drawn between child phonology and rule-based and parametric theories of phonology. Research on phonological acquisition in Optimality Theory has also brought to light both formal and substantive links between children’s sound systems and cross-linguistic phonology.
3. Drawing connections between Optimality Theory and child phonology In section 1, we discussed formal and substantive connections that have been drawn between child phonology and rule-based and parametric theories of phonology. Research on phonological acquisition in Optimality Theory has also brought to light both formal and substantive links between children’s sound systems and cross-linguistic phonology. In this section we shall take up each of Introduction 35 these topics in turn, focusing in particular on the contributions made by papers appearing in this volume.
It is difficult to tease these innatist and emergentist accounts apart empirically in terms of their predictions about child language. One source of evidence in favour of an (at least partially) emergentist stance may be the occurrence of phenomena in child speech that are unattested typologically. The prototypical case is that of long-distance assimilation of primary place features between non-adjacent consonants, usually referred to as consonant harmony. Given that the pattern is unattested typologically, it would seem unlikely that it is produced by typologically derived constraints.
Constraints in Phonological Acquisition by Rene Kager, Joe Pater, Wim Zonneveld