Action-Sensitive Phonological Dependencies

Yiding Hao, Dustin Bowers


Abstract
This paper defines a subregular class of functions called the tier-based synchronized strictly local (TSSL) functions. These functions are similar to the the tier-based input-output strictly local (TIOSL) functions, except that the locality condition is enforced not on the input and output streams, but on the computation history of the minimal subsequential finite-state transducer. We show that TSSL functions naturally describe rhythmic syncope while TIOSL functions cannot, and we argue that TSSL functions provide a more restricted characterization of rhythmic syncope than existing treatments within Optimality Theory.
Anthology ID:
W19-4225
Volume:
Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology
Month:
August
Year:
2019
Address:
Florence, Italy
Venues:
ACL | WS
SIG:
SIGMORPHON
Publisher:
Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
218–228
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URL:
https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W19-4225
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-4225
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