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Message 1: Syntax: Modified Issue 11.2719-1, Competition in Syntax

Date: 20 Dec 2000 04:42:31 -0000
From: Gillian Caglayan <G.CaglayandeGruyter.de>
Subject: Syntax: Modified Issue 11.2719-1, Competition in Syntax

New publication from Mouton de Gruyter
	
>From the series Studies in Generative Grammar
Series Editors: Harry van der Hulst, Jan Koster and Henk van Riemsdijk
	
Competition in Syntax
	
Edited by Gereon M�ller & Wolfgang Sternefeld
	
2000. 23 x 15,5 cm. 410 pages.
Cloth. DM 158,- / EUR 80,78 / �S 1153,- (RRP) / sFr 141,- / approx. US$ 79.00
ISBN 3-11-016945-2
(Studies in Generative Grammar 49)
	
	
In the last decade, the notion of competition has come to play a major
role in syntactic theory, particularly in minimalist and
optimality-theoretic syntax. On this view, a sentence can only be
grammatical if it is "optimal'' in a set of competing candidates with
respect to a given evaluation metric - economy in the minimalist
program, quality of constraint profile in optimality theory. Preceded by
a general introduction that outlines both common features and main
differences among competition-based models, the ten articles in this
book critically investigate the viability of competition in syntax from
different points of view, concentrating on optimality theory and the
associated concepts of constraint ranking and constraint violability.
	
On the empirical side, the contributions focus on phenomena from a
variety of languages where an account in terms of competition has some
initial plausibility, among them word order, quantifier scope, chain
realization, argument linking, Ersatzinfinitiv, Case assignment, and
gapping. On the conceptual side, new light is shed on important issues
concerning basic notions that are notoriously unclear (like the nature
of the evaluation metric, the form of candidates and of candidate sets,
the role of the input, and parallel vs. serial optimization).
Furthermore, certain issues are addressed that are inherently
problematic for optimality-theoretic syntax (like optionality, absolute
ungrammaticality, gradient acceptability, and cumulativity of constraint
violation).
	
	
Contents
	
GEREON M�LLER AND WOLFGANG STERNEFELD
The rise of competition in syntax: a synopsis
	
DANIEL B�RING
Let's phrase it! Focus, word order, and prosodic phrasing in German
double object constructions
	
GISBERT FANSELOW AND DAMIR �CAVAR
Remarks on the economy of pronunciation
	
SILKE FISCHER
On the integration of cumulative effects into optimality theory
	
FABIAN HECK
Quantifier scope in German and cyclic optimization
	
FRANK KELLER
Experimental evidence for constraint competition in gapping constructions
	
J�RGEN LENERZ
Word order variation: competition or co-operation?
	
TANJA SCHMID
OT accounts of optionality: a comparison of global ties and neutralization
	
STEN VIKNER
The interpretation of object shift and optimality theory
	
RALF VOGEL
Case conflict in German free relative constructions: an optimality
theoretic treatment
	
ANJA WANNER
The optimal linking of arguments: the case of English psych verbs
	
Index of OT-constraints
	
Index of subjects
	
	
For more information please contact the publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49 30 26005 222
e-mail: ordersdegruyter.de
	
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http://www.degruyter.com
	
	
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