Re: CHAT: Pima determiners
|From:||dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 27, 2000, 15:50|
On Wed, 22 Nov 2000, SMITH,MARCUS ANTHONY wrote:
> I am a syntactician. So the phonology is almost irrelevant to me. (Sorry.)
> On the other hand, I really like the problems with reduplication; but that
> is practically morphology. :)
This reminds me of something Bruce Hayes once said to me. We were
talking about Lehrdahl and Jackendoff's 1983 book _A Generative Theory
of Tonal Music_ (a must read for linguistically informed musicians or
musically sensitive linguists); he said that he had told Jackendoff
that their system of "preference rules" seems to anticipate Optimality
Theory (a point Prince and Smolensky also made in their MS).
Jackendoff reportedly replied, "You phonologists think that everything
I later had a chance to ask Lehrdahl about the GTTM-OT connection, but
he didn't know much about OT beyond what Hayes had told him.