Document Type : Research Paper



In this article, conspiracy which has been introduced by Kisseberth (1970) is studied in Azarbaijani Turkish. Sometimes, in a language or some languages, certain rules are used to avoid a special output or they try to reach a specific structure in the output. Although these rules are apparently different processes, they have the same target which is accepting or rejecting a special structure in the output. In other words, when two or more rewrite rules directly or indirectly support some constraint on surface forms, they are involved in a conspiracy. In this article, conspiracy is first explained based on examples from Persian. Then, it is shown that in Turkish, in order to avoid adjacent vowels and to accept obligatory counter principle (ocp), processes of vowel epenthesis and vowel deletion are in conspiracy. Finally, constraints involved in this process and their ranking in this language will be delineated.