EST: The MOAT and its EPOs
The Mother of All Tableaux - Order, Equivalence, and Geometry in the Large-scale Structure of Optimality Theory - Nazarré Merchant
Nazarré Merchant [+]
Eckerd College, St Petersburg, Florida
Alan Prince [+]
The concept of the MOAT is developed through analysis of the EST. From the key notion of a Border Point Pair, order and equivalence relations between grammars emerge, generalizing the notion of constraint and determining all the possible numerical representations of a typology in Violation Tableaux.