Linguistic Derivations and Filtering - Minimalism and Optimality Theory - Hans Broekhuis

Linguistic Derivations and Filtering - Minimalism and Optimality Theory - Hans Broekhuis

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Linguistic Derivations and Filtering - Minimalism and Optimality Theory - Hans Broekhuis

Hans Broekhuis [+-]
Meertens Institute
Hans Broekhuis researches at the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam. He is author of Derivations and Evaluations: Object Shift in the Germanic Languages (Mouton de Gruyter, 2008) and editor/author of the seven-volume Syntax of Dutch (Amsterdam University Press, 2012-6).

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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.

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Broekhuis, Hans . Contributors. Linguistic Derivations and Filtering - Minimalism and Optimality Theory. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. vii-viii Feb 2013. ISBN 9781845539641. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37063. Date accessed: 18 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37063. Feb 2013

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