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Optimality and Greek
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Optimality Theory (OT) (Prince and Smolensky 1991, 1993), like most generative approaches to language, was very soon used to analyze less‘typical phonological (and not only phonological) phenomena. Ancient Greek was among the first languages examined under OT. During this immediate examination of the Ancient Greek language under the perspective of O…

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Nikolaos Lavidas, “Optimality and Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 26 November 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000262>
First published online: 2013

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