Harmonic Grammar: Models and Methods

Joe Pater, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

GIAN course Dec. 14 - 21, 2017

IIT Guwahati

Course materials

Readings

Day 1: Harmonic Grammar vs. Optimality Theory

Day 2: HG vs. OT cont'd

Day 3: Homework discussion ("Typology demonstration 2" and "Exercise")
Making constraints: Assamese discussion
Serial HG
- Berber: Berber example, sec. 1 of Pater (2009)
- Prince and Smolensky's problem: p. 25 of Pater (2016)

Day 4: Variation and Probabilistic HG
Modeling language acquisition

OT-Help installation - make sure to follow the instructions carefully, especially about the location of or124.jar in the sub-folder. Test file. (See also the OT-Help 1 manual).