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Title: Optimality and Competition in Syntax
Edited By: Pilar Barbosa
Martha J. McGinnis
Paul A Hagstrom
Danny Fox
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Recent developments in linguistic theory have led to a reconsideration of the role of optimality in the overall architecture of the grammar. Emerging from this research is the idea that different components of the grammar interact to yield the best choice from a set of candidate derivations. This idea departs from traditional approaches to the output of linguistic levels in generative grammar, in which rules, principles, and constraints interact to determine the grammatical status of each linguistic object independent of the status of possible competitors. In the past five years, interest in the linguistic role of optimality has been sparked by the sharpened notions of

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: MIT Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0262522497
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 440pp
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ISBN: 0262024489
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Pages: 440pp
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