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.

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.

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


About daviddurian
I am a sociolinguist with a Ph D in Linguistics from The Ohio State University. Currently, I work as the Lecturer at Rice University, where I teach undergraduate courses in both sociolinguistics and general linguistics. I also work on research projects investing language variation and change in US English a variety of cities. Specifically, at the moment, this includes Houston, Chicago, and Columbus, OH.

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