The Mother of All Tableaux - Nazarré Merchant

Nazarré Merchant [+-]
Eckerd College, St Petersburg, Florida
Nazarré Merchant is an associate professor of mathematics at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and has a Ph.D. in linguistics from Rutgers University.
Alan Prince [+-]
Independent Scholar
Alan Prince has worked on prosody, prosodic morphology, cognitive science of language, and Optimality Theory while teaching at several universities in the United States.


We return to the concrete via scrutiny of a self-contained subsystem of the EST, the CSys, which deals with the fate of consonants, illustrating how the MOAT functions as a tool of typological analysis. We derive the MOAT and show that simple graphical operations on the MOAT parallel union of grammars in the typology, characterizing the result, when licit, as a generalization of the original typology, revealing aspects of its structure.

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Merchant, Nazarré; Prince, Alan. Classification. The Mother of All Tableaux. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2021. ISBN 9781781798997. Date accessed: 20 Oct 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38358. Oct 2021

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