Magri 2018: Implicational Universals in Stochastic Constraint-Based Phonology

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ROA: 1346
Title: Implicational Universals in Stochastic Constraint-Based Phonology
Authors: Giorgio Magri
Comment: This paper will appear in the proceedings of EMNLP 2018. The results reported here are part of a larger joint project with Arto Anttila on T-orders in constraint-based phonology. A more extended report will be made available shortly.
Length: 10 pages
Abstract: This paper focuses on the most basic implicational universals in phonological theory, called T-orders after Anttila and Andrus (2006). It shows that the T-orders predicted by stochastic and categorical Optimality Theory coincide. Analogously, the T-orders predicted by stochastic and categorical Harmonic Grammar coincide. In other words, these stochastic constraint-based frameworks do not tamper with the typological structure induced by the corresponding categorical frameworks.
Type: Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords: Phonology; formal analysis; implicational universals;
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