Special Issue on The Optimality Theory: Its Foundation, Components, and Principles

Submission Deadline: Aug. 20, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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Special Issue Flyer (PDF)
  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Israa Burhan Abdurrahman
      Department of English, College of Education for Women, University of Tikrit, Tikrit, Iraq
  • Guest Editor
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  • Introduction

    It is a fact that any new theory puts old questions into a new light. However, to achieve the goals of linguistic theory is what a linguistic theory should concern itself with whatever field it tackles. Optimality theory is a modern linguistic theory that aims at describing and explaining languages in a new framework. It is considered to be a radical departure from the derivational model of the previous versions of generative phonology. It assumes that grammars of individual languages draw their basic options from a set of universal constraints. It achieved universality by the ranking and the reranking of such constrains. These constraints are considered to be a detailed description of linguistic phenomenon in different languages.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Linguistic Theory
    2. Optimality Theory
    3. Universality
    4. Parallelism
    5. Constraints
    6. Fallacy of Perfection

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.journaloflanguage.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.