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Optimality Theory in Phonology
In comparison to minimal word restrictions, limitations on the upper size of prosodic words have received little attention. To help rectify this situation, this talk is about such 'maximal word' restrictions, set within the context of Optimality Theory. The empirical focus of this talk is a famous -and somewhat complicated -case of allomorphy: the Maori passive. I will show that there is a maximal word restriction in Maori, effected by the interaction of several constraints. This restriction isdoi:10.1002/9780470756171.ch27 fatcat:xxykgtdskffijo25woxmbrkjgi