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falsifiability in OTfalsifiability in OT

I haven't seen any responses to Chris Hogan's questions "Is OT a
linguistic theory?" and "What kinds of data would falsify OT?" I think
these questions are important, so let me make an attempt. Before I do so,
however,  I need to spell out what I understand by the term "theory", and
distinguish it from "formalism" and "conceptual framework".

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Article-ID: 04_1997&3523608
Score: 78
Subject: ROMANIANS digest 1550