A problem for *Map faithfulness constraints
Benjamin Storme
January 2018

This squib shows that *Map faithfulness constraints, which have been used to model saltations (Hayes & White 2015), make problematic predictions. They predict that input-output changes may happen without any markedness constraints motivating them: this derives unattested phonological patterns such as intervocalic devoicing. By contrast, an approach based on Segment Faithfulness (Burzio 2000) is more restrictive and therefore preferrable: it predicts that input-output changes must always be motivated by markedness constraints.
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Reference: lingbuzz/003834
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Published in: unpublished manuscript
keywords: phonology, optimality theory, derived environments, saltations
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