Alderete 2009: Pama-Nyungan stress typology

Exploring recursivity, stringency, and gradience in the Pama-Nyungan stress continuum John Alderete Abstract: This chapter reviews contemporary approaches to the morphological influences on stress in certain Pama-Nyungan languages, including Diyari, Dyirbal, and Warlpiri. To account for the variation found in these languages, nine different theories are developed that differ in the constraints responsible for edge effects in stress and… Read more »

Alderete 2001: dominance effects

Dominance effects as transderivational anti-faithfulness John Alderete Abstract: This paper presents a theory of morphophonology based on a development in the theory of faithfulness in Optimality Theory. A new constraint type, antifaithfulness, is proposed that evaluates a pair of related words and requires an alternation in the shared stem. This constraint type is motivated initially by a… Read more »

Alderete 2001: lexical stress in Cupeño

Root-controlled accent in Cupeño John Alderete Abstract: Recent work on the nature of faithfulness constraints in Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky 1993) has proposed distinct faithfulness constraints for roots and affixes. The distinction between root and affix faithfulness has been employed in the analysis of the privileged status of roots in a variety of phonological systems, such… Read more »

Alderete & Tesar 2002: Learning covert phonological interaction

Learning covert phonological interaction: An analysis of the problem posed by the interaction of stress and epenthesis John Alderete, Bruce Tesar Abstract: The purpose of this report is to contribute to formal learning theory in Optimality Theory by providing an analysis of the problem posed by covert phonological interaction. Building on standard theories of syllable… Read more »

Tesar et al. 2003: surgery learning

Surgery in language learning Bruce Tesar, John Alderete, Graham Horwood, Koichi Nishitani, Nazarre Merchant, Alan Prince Blurb: Demonstration of how inconsistency detection can be used to learn lexical representations in tandem with learning constraint rankings in OT grammars. Keywords: surgery learning, computational learning, Optimality Theory, lexical stress, inconsistency detection Downloads:  PDF of article Full citation: Tesar, Bruce, John… Read more »