Solving Optimality Theory’s Chain Shift Problem
Charles Reiss
November 2021

The well-known computational problem of generating chain shifts in a classic Optimality Theory grammar has a simple representational solution. Chain shift patterns can be generated by using underspecified inputs and MAX and DEP faithfulness constraints.
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keywords: phonology, feature logic, counterfeeding, chain shift, optimality theory, underspecification, phonology
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