Book: Syntax Prosody in Optimality Theory
Chapter: 3. Solving the Ranking Paradox of Irish Phrasing in OT
Irish phonological phrasing has been the subject of a number of analyses in recent years (Elfner 2012; Bennett, Elfner, McCloskey 2016, 2019). A ranking paradox noticed by Elfner 2012 remains unsolved in the context of parallel OT. We show that the problem can be solved by introducing a Match constraint sensitive only to non-minimal XPs.