Chapter 11: Typology and the local-ranking hypothesis
The language-specific freedom of constraint ranking is determined by the
local-ranking principle, which states that constraints that differ in a
single parameter may be universally ranked with respect to one another.
From all the grammars allowed by the local-ranking principle, languages tend
to choose a grammar in which many constraints can be generalized over their
arguments or environments.
11.1 Freedom of ranking
11.2 Combinatorial typology
11.3 Implicational universals
11.4 Case: place assimilation of nasal stops
11.6 Problems with surface constraints
11.7 Typology of place assimilation of nasals
11.8 Perceptual versus acoustic faithfulness
11.9 Constraint generalization
11.11 Homogeneous *GESTURE or homogeneous PARSE?
11.13 Assimilation of nasality
Forward to chapter 12.
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