RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 673625085 LA English UL http://site.ebrary.com/id/10417543 T1 Exploring crash-proof grammars A1 Putnam, Michael T., PB John Benjamins Pub. Co. PP Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Philadelphia YR 2010 SN 9789027208200 9027208204 9027288011 9789027288011 AB 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, however, been some recent developments in Minimalism - especially those that approach linguistic theory from a biolinguistic perspective (cf. Chomsky 2005 et seq.) - that have call.