Working out the MOAT: Jump to the CSys

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
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.

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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. Working out the MOAT: Jump to the CSys. The Mother of All Tableaux - Order, Equivalence, and Geometry in the Large-scale Structure of Optimality Theory. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Jun 2023. ISBN 9781781798997. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38358. Date accessed: 07 Feb 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38358. Jun 2023

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