Exploring Crash-Proof Grammars - Language Faculty and Beyond No. 3 (Hardback)
  • Exploring Crash-Proof Grammars - Language Faculty and Beyond No. 3 (Hardback)

Exploring Crash-Proof Grammars - Language Faculty and Beyond No. 3 (Hardback)

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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 called the pursuit of a 'crash-proof grammar' into serious question. The papers in this volume take on the daunting challenge of defining exactly 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.

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
ISBN: 9789027208200

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