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Exploring crash-proof grammars

Author: Michael T Putnam
Publisher: Amsterdam, the Netherlands ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2010.
Series: Language faculty and beyond, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Minimalist Program has advanced a research program that builds the design of human language from conceptual necessity. Seminal proposals by Frampton & Gutmann (1999, 2000, 2002) introduced the notion that an ideal syntactic theory should be 'crash-proof'. Such a version of the Minimalist Program (or any other linguistic theory) would not permit syntactic operations to produce structures that 'crash'. There have,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Exploring crash-proof grammars.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2010
(DLC) 2010018680
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael T Putnam
ISBN: 9789027208200 9027208204 9027288011 9789027288011
DOI: 10.1075/lfab.3
OCLC Number: 673625085
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 301 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Exploring Crash-Proof Grammars; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication page; Table of contents; Preface & acknowledgments; List of contributors; Exploring Crash-proof grammars; 1. Introduction; 2. Defining crash(es); 3. Scope and content of this volume; Works cited; Part I. Applications of crash-proof grammar; Computation efficiency and feature inheritance in crash-proof syntax; Implications of grammatical gender for the theory of uninterpretable features; The Empty Left Edge Condition (ELEC); Part II. The crash-proof debate; Grammaticality, interfaces, and UG.
Series Title: Language faculty and beyond, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Michael T. Putnam.


Includes papers that take on the challenge of defining exactly what a 'crash' is and what a 'crash-proof grammar' would look like, and of investigating whether or not the pursuit of a 'crash-proof  Read more...
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