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Mon Oct 18 2010

Books: Syntax: Putnam (Ed)

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Exploring Crash-Proof Grammars: Putnam (Ed)

Message 1: Exploring Crash-Proof Grammars: Putnam (Ed)
Date: 17-Oct-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Exploring Crash-Proof Grammars: Putnam (Ed)
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Title: Exploring Crash-Proof Grammars Series Title: Language Faculty and Beyond 3 Published: 2010 Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LFAB%203

Editor: Michael T. Putnam Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288011 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288011 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208200 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208200 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208200 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

The Minimalist Program has advanced a research program that builds thedesign of human language from conceptual necessity. Seminal proposals byFrampton & Gutmann (1999, 2000, 2002) introduced the notion that anideal syntactic theory should be 'crash-proof'. Such a version of theMinimalist Program (or any other linguistic theory) would not permitsyntactic operations to produce structures that 'crash'. There have,however, been some recent developments in Minimalism - especially thosethat approach linguistic theory from a biolinguistic perspective (cf.Chomsky 2005 et seq.) - that have called the pursuit of a 'crash-proofgrammar' into serious question.

The papers in this volume take on the daunting challenge of definingexactly 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 grammar'is biolinguistically appealing.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Written In: English (eng )

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