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Book: Hidden Generalizations

Chapter: Overview of the issues and the results

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.22125


This book's principal argument is that the best theory of opacity is a synthesis of Optimality Theory with derivations. It argues that a candidate in Optimality Theory includes not just a surface form but also a series of intermediate forms, each of which is minimally different from the form that immediately precedes it.

Chapter Contributors

  • John J. McCarthy ( - book-auth-187) 'University of Massachusetts, Amherst'