This important book is privileged within the 'Abstract OT' research program in that it ties together many key pursuits and results within that program: ERC representations and unitary violation tableaux via Minkowski summation (Prince), the FRed algorithm (Brasoveanu & Prince), the join (Merchant), the classification program (Alber & Prince), and the geometric properties of typologies and of the grammars within them (Merchant & Riggle). This is the first monograph-length work published within Abstract OT, and the Advances in Optimality Theory series is its rightful place.
Professor Eric Bakovic, University of California, San Diego