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1- Tarbiat Modares University
2- Faculty of Humanities, Tarbiat Modarres University
3- Department of Linguistics, Tarbiat Modares University
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This paper provides an Optimality-Theoretic account of dissimilation in standard Persian as well as some other accents and dialects of Persian. As such, this work starts by introducing Optimality Theory (henceforth OT) and its basic concepts and then it investigates dissimilation in this framework. It argues for the superiority of OT over derivational approaches regarding a case in which both dissimilation and assimilation, with no clear feeding order, are involved.
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Received: 2008/10/7 | Accepted: 2009/04/12 | Published: 2010/05/22

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