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date: 07 March 2021

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This chapter discusses the application of Optimality Theory to phonological change, and reviews the body of work that has amassed that treats various aspects of historical phonology, including analogy, paradigmatic levelling, and other shifts due to functional considerations of systemic markedness and perceptual or listener-based factors.

Keywords: sound change, Optimality Theory, phonologization, analogy, Dispersion Theory, markedness, grounding, lexicon optimization, functionalism, computation

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