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Book: The Mother of All Tableaux

Chapter: Working out the MOAT: Jump to the CSys

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38358


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.

Chapter Contributors

  • Nazarré Merchant ( - nmerchant) 'Eckerd College, St Petersburg, Florida'
  • Alan Prince ( - aprince) 'Independent Scholar'