To make the ranking argument we need a loser that

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To make the ranking argument, we need a loser that does better than thewinner on Ident(long) and worse than the winner on *Complex-Syllable.
2.3 Working through an Analysis in Phonology:48STEP 2This candidate is structurally distinct from *[la:n.hin], so it violates *Cunsyllbutnot *Complex-Syllable.Since *[la:.n.hin] obeys Ident(long), it can serve as the basis for anotherranking argument..
2.3 Working through an Analysis in Phonology:49STEP 2Why includein this tableau?Three factors are essential for valid ranking arguments: constraint conflict, awinner~loser comparison, and no other constraint that could do the same job.In general, whenever a constraint is introduced into an analysis, its potentialeffects on all existing claims about ranking need to be considered.
2.3 Working through an Analysis in Phonology:50STEP 2*Cunsyllover Ident(long) rests on knowing that *Complex-Syllable cannot do thejob of favoring the winner over *[la:.n.hin].
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2.3 Working through an Analysis in Phonology:52To check whether that hypothesis also accounts for these new cases ofshortening.
2.3 Working through an Analysis in Phonology:53To analyze final voweldeletion.Generalization
2.3 Working through an Analysis in Phonology:54To analyze final voweldeletion.The ranking argument can contain two loser-favoring constraints andstill be valid.Because of how Eval works,everyloser-favoring constraint must bedominated bysomewinner-favoring constraint.
2.3 Working through an Analysis in Phonology:55To make sure that they do not affect either ofthe previous ranking ofargumentsSinceneither *V# nor Maxfavorsa winner or a loser in thosearguments.
2.3 Working through an Analysis in Phonology:56To make sure that they do not affect either ofthe previous ranking ofargumentsSinceneither *V# nor Maxfavorsa winner or a loser in thosearguments.
2.3 Working through an Analysis in Phonology:57To make sure that they do not affect either ofthe previous ranking ofarguments
2.3 Working through an Analysis in Phonology:58To make sure that they do not affect either ofthe previous ranking ofargumentsThe markedness constraints *Complex-Syllableand *Cunsylldefine the conditions where finalvowel deletion is blocked.*V# must be dominated by both of theseconstraints.The reason for including Max is that it also favorsthe winner.By including Max in the tableau, we verify that it’sranked too low to undermine the argument.
2.3 Working through an Analysis in Phonology:59Ranking SummaryTwo constraints on syllable well-formedness, *Complex-Syllable and *Cunsyll, dominatingthe markedness constraint *V# and, through it, the faithfulness constraint Ident(long).The result is a triggering effect (shortening) and a blocking effect (final vowel deletion).

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Fall
Professor
todd
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Logic, Max, Optimality theory

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