View Chapters

Book: Syntax Prosody in Optimality Theory

Chapter: 9. Syntax and Visibility Determine Constraint Interactions

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.41011


This chapter explores the interactions of two of the interpretations of StrongStart and EqualSisters, with each other and with Match constraints, highlighting the role that the space of syntactic inputs plays in shaping the nature of these interactions. In particular, we examine the consequences of treating the X′ level of syntax as (in)visible to Match constraints.

Chapter Contributors

  • Jennifer Bellik ( - jbellik) 'University of California, Santa Cruz '
  • Nick Kalivoda ( - nkalivoda) 'University of California, Santa Cruz'