Dissimilation as local conjunction

John Alderete

Blurb: The traditional concept of the OCP is reformulated as self-conjoined markedness constraints, explaining the relation between markedness and phonological activity.

Keywords: dissimilation, root cooccurrence restrictions, markedness, local conjunction, Optimality Theory, ranking paradoxes

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Full citation: Alderete, John. 1997. Dissimilation as local conjunction. In Kiyomi Kusumoto (ed.), Proceedings of North East Linguistic Society 27, pp. 17-31. Amherst: Graduate Linguistic Student Association. [Reprinted in John McCarthy (ed.), Optimality Theory in phonology: Selected readings, pp. 394-406. Oxford: Blackwell]