|Title:||Re: A Challenge to the Minimalist Community|
|Description:||Suppose I grant that "your parser can beat my parser". What should
we conclude? What we are interested in is theories of language, not
parsers. The suitability of a theory of language to serve as the basis
for a parser is one factor that weighs in the balance in judging
theories. So what I want to know is whether "your theory of syntax
can beat my theory of syntax".
What alternatives to Minimalist Syntax are on the table? What
theories is the discussion about? Unless the discussion is about
comparision of theories of syntax, it is irrelevant.
Discipline of Linguistics