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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 is phonology." 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. Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga