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Is the Best Good Enough?

Optimality and Competition in Syntax

Is the Best Good Enough?( )
Editor: Barbosa, Pilar
Fox, Danny
McGinnis, Martha
Author: Hagstrom, Paul
Pesetsky, David
Series title:MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
ISBN:978-0-262-52249-6
Publication Date:Aug 1998
Publisher:MIT Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $104.00
Book Description:

Recent developments in linguistic theory have led to a reconsideration of the role of optimality in the overall architecture of the grammar. Emerging from this research is the idea that different components of the grammar interact to yield the best choice from a set of candidate derivations. This idea departs from traditional approaches to the output of linguistic levels in generative grammar, in which rules, principles, and constraints interact to determine the grammatical status...
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Book Details
Pages:440
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Syntax
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):17.8 x 24.9 x 2.764 cm
Book Weight:0.966 Kilograms



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