Life cycles, diachronic phonology, and a first look at sound change + optimality theory

The title on this posting says it all…

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo. 2007. Diachronic phonology. In Paul de Lacy (ed.), The Cambridge handbook of phonology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 497-517. http://www.bermudez-otero.com/handbook.pdf

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo. 2006. Phonological change in Optimality Theory. In Keith Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of language and lingusitics (2nd ed.). Volume 9. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 497-505. http://www.bermudez-otero.com/encyclopedia.pdf

(Thanks to Aaron Dinkin for pointing out the 2007 article via his dissertation)

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About daviddurian
I am a sociolinguist with a Ph D in Linguistics from The Ohio State University and an MA in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from Northern Illinois University. Currently, I work as the Lecturer at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where I teach undergraduate courses in sociolinguistics, general linguistics, and first-year composition. I also work on research projects investigating variation and change in the vowel system of modern US English as it is spoken by Americans living in a variety of cities. At the moment, this includes Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, and Eastern Pennsylvania.

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