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The Optimality Theory: Its Foundation, Components, and Principles
Submission Deadline: Aug. 20, 2020

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Introduction
It is a fact that any new theory puts old questions into a new light. However, to achieve the goals of linguistic theory is what a linguistic theory should concern itself with whatever field it tackles. Optimality theory is a modern linguistic theory that aims at describing and explaining languages in a new framework. It is considered to be a radical departure from the derivational model of the previous versions of generative phonology. It assumes that grammars of individual languages draw their basic options from a set of universal constraints. It achieved universality by the ranking and the reranking of such constrains. These constraints are considered to be a detailed description of linguistic phenomenon in different languages.
Aims and Scope:
  1. Linguistic Theory
  2. Optimality Theory
  3. Universality
  4. Parallelism
  5. Constraints
  6. Fallacy of Perfection
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