Phonology: case studies

By Scott Myers and Megan Crowhurst
Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas

OT analysis for the vowel harmony pattern

See Beckman (1997) for an insightful OT analysis of a vowel harmony pattern in Shona, a Bantu language related to Kinyarwanda, that would apply as well to the nearly identical pattern in Kinyarwanda.

Beckman, J. (1997). Positional faithfulness, positional neutralization and Shona vowel harmony. Phonology 14. 1-47.