Efficient Computation of Implicational Universals in Constraint-Based Phonology Through the Hyperplane Separation Theorem
Giorgio Magri
September 2018

This paper focuses on the most basic implicational universals in phonological theory, called T-orders after Anttila and Andrus (2006). It develops necessary and sufficient constraint characterizations of T-orders within Harmonic Grammar and Optimality Theory. These conditions rest on the rich convex geometry underlying these frameworks. They are phonologically intuitive and have significant algorithmic implications. [This paper is part of a larger joint project with Arto Anttila on T-orders in constraint-based phonology. A more extended report will be made available shortly.]
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Reference: lingbuzz/004184
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Published in: Proceedings of SIGMORPHON 2018
keywords: phonology
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