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Linguistic Derivations and Filtering Linguistic Derivations and Filtering
Minimalism and Optimality Theory
Edited by: Hans Broekhuis, Ralf Vogel

Series: Advances in Optimality Theory

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This volume focuses on the role of the postulated derivational and filtering devices in current linguistic theory. It promotes the exchange of ideas between the proponents of Chomsky’s Minimalist Program and Prince and Smolensky’s Optimality Theory to evaluate the role of these devices in the two frameworks. It discusses the tenability of the often proclaimed opinion that the Minimalist Program and Optimality Theory are incompatible frameworks, given that the explanatory power of the former mainly resides on the generative device, whereas the explanatory power of the latter mainly resides in the filtering device. The papers presented here discuss and compare the two devices in these two frameworks from various perspectives, collating a number of arguments that favour a strictly derivational, a strictly filtering, or a hybrid approach. This book is directed to syntacticians working within the current frameworks that have developed from the Minimalist Program and Optimality Theory, but it will also be of interest to researchers or advanced students of linguistic theory.

Hans Broekhuis & Ralf Vogel: Introduction: Derivations and Filtering in the Minimalist Program and Optimality Theory

Part 1: Combining MP with an OT-Evaluation
1. Hans Broekhuis: Derivations and Evaluations
2. Gema Chocano (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) & Mike Putnam: Filing in the Gaps: PF-Optimalization in Parasitic Gap Constructions in Dutch and German
3. Martin Salzmann (Universität Zürich): On Three Types of Variation in Resumption — Evidence in Favour of Violable and Ranked Constraints

Part 2: Local and Global Optimization
4. John McCarthy & Kathryn Pruitt (both at University of Massachusetts): Sources of Phonological Structure
5. Fabian Heck & Gereon Müller (both at Universität Leipzig): Extremely Local Optimization
6. Ellen Woolford (University of Massachusetts): Aspect Splits and Parasitic Marking
7. Eva Engels & Sten Vikner (both at University of Aarhus): Derivation of Scandinavian Object Shift and Remnant VP-Topicalisation

Part 3: Optimal Design, Economy and Last Resort in OT
8. Vieri Samek-Lodovici (University College London): Optimality Theory and the Minimalist Program
9. Ralf Vogel: The Trivial Generator
10. Jane Grimshaw (Rutgers University): Last Resorts: A Typology of Do-Support

Part 4: The Role of the Interpretive Components
11. Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam): Hard and Soft Conditions on the Faculty of Language: Constituting Parametric Variation
12. Kleanthes Grohmann (University of Cyprus): Spell-Out Rules: Ranked Competition of Copy Modification

ISBN-13 (Hardback)9781845539641
Price (Hardback)£80.00/$130.00
Publication DateFebruary 2013
Size234 x 156mm
Illustrations39 figures
Readershippostgraduate students and scholars

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