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What does OT stand for?

OT stands for Optimality Theory (linguistics)

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Among the topics are sonority and sonority-based relationships within American English monosyllabic words, whether the sonority sequencing principle is an epiphenomenon, sonority variation in stochastic optimality theory and its implications for markedness hierarchies, sonority and the larynx, the sonority dispersion principle in the acquisition of Hebrew word final codas, and acceleration peaks and sonority in Finnish sign language syllables.
The prior-free optimality theory that we propose requires a seller (1) to choose a rationalizable price and (2) for each element of his conjecture, to set the corresponding aspiration levels equal to the profits attainable at that rationalizable price.
An Optimality Theory analysis of gradation Optimality Theory (below, OT; Prince, Smolensky 1993/2004; McCarthy, Prince 1993; 1995) postulates that any surface form is the result of an interaction between universal constraints that are violable and that are ranked vis-a-vis one another in a manner particular to the language in question.
What sets Kobayashi's book apart from previous works, however, is his use of modern phonological theories such as suprasegmental phonology and the most widely used constraint-based theory within phonology, optimality theory (OT).
of Augsburg, Germany) called his work Optimality Theory of Experimental Designs in Linear Models, but discovered that English publishers were not so enamored with such long names as German publishers were.
One of these is optimality theory, whose title suggests that it treats certain forms as optimal (though not necessarily perfect) and others as less optimal.