What is Optimality Theory?
If you’re not a linguist and/or you have never heard of OT, that’s alright! This post will introduce you to the important concepts of OT so you can understand what’s going on on this blog. :D So, basically, Optimality Theory is a theory of linguistics that uses a set of constraints (Constraint Hierarchy or CH) to explain the phonology of languages. This set of constraints is...
Optimality Theory, it's not just for Linguistics...
This blog is for me to document my life (and possibly life in general) using Optimality Theory constraints…. hence the name of this blog (My Optimal Life) On this blog you will find post relating theories of linguistics outside the realm of linguistics… Examples: - OT to describe my life and my decisions (probably the majority of this blog) - OT to describe general human behavior...