Against serial evaluation in Optimality Theory

Eulàlia Bonet, Maria Rosa Lloret

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One of the current debates within Optimality Theory is whether sequences are derived serially (cyclically or in strata) or in a parallel fashion. In this paper we describe two different types of domain effects found in the phonology of pronominal clitics in Catalan (Barcelona variety), and demonstrate that any type of serial analysis runs into problems, while a parallel analysis is fairly straightforward. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1303-1323
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2005


  • Catalan
  • Clitics
  • Optimality Theory
  • Parallelism
  • Serialism

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