Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-7 of 7 items for:

  • Keywords: optimization x
  • Semantics and Pragmatics x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics: From Uni- to Bidirectional Optimization

Géraldine Legendre, Michael T. Putnam, Henriëtte de Swart, and Erin Zaroukian (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198757115
eISBN:
9780191817021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757115.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Although optimization is a central and pervasive concept in the study of the mind, perhaps in no domain of cognitive inquiry is this concept and its accompanying processes less broadly accepted than ... More


Introduction

Géraldine Legendre, Michael T. Putnam, Henriëtte de Swart, and Erin Zaroukian

in Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics: From Uni- to Bidirectional Optimization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198757115
eISBN:
9780191817021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757115.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter begins by sampling pervasive patterns in linguistic systems which result from optimality effects in syntax and semantics. Blocking, minimality, markedness, last resort, and ... More


On accelerating and decelerating movement: From Minimalist preference principles to harmonic serialism

Fabian Heck and Gereon Müller

in Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics: From Uni- to Bidirectional Optimization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198757115
eISBN:
9780191817021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757115.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Derivations in the Minimalist Program frequently encounter competition between elementary operations. A way to resolve this is to assume preference principles, the most prominent being “Merge before ... More


Feature inheritance versus extended projections

Hans Broekhuis

in Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics: From Uni- to Bidirectional Optimization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198757115
eISBN:
9780191817021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757115.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter casts doubt on the empirical data that Chomsky (2008) provides in favor of feature inheritance and parallel movement, and shows there are empirical and conceptual reasons to reject this ... More


Multiple grammars, dominance, and optimization

Joshua Bousquette, Michael T. Putnam, Joseph Salmons, Benjamin Frey, and Daniel Nützel

in Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics: From Uni- to Bidirectional Optimization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198757115
eISBN:
9780191817021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757115.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines parasitic gaps in varieties of German spoken by bilingual heritage speakers in Wisconsin, using Optimality Theory (OT) to model variation. Data from interviews with forty-one ... More


On the origin of constraints

Sander Lestrade, Geertje van Bergen, and Peter de Swart

in Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics: From Uni- to Bidirectional Optimization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198757115
eISBN:
9780191817021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757115.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter addresses two foundational issues in OT: whether constraints are innate or not and whether optimization is unidirectional or bidirectional. As a case study, the development of ... More


Optimality Theory and lexical interpretation and selection

Lotte Hogeweg

in Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics: From Uni- to Bidirectional Optimization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198757115
eISBN:
9780191817021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757115.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter argues for an optimization approach to the selection and interpretation of words. Several advantages of such an approach to lexical semantics are discussed. First of all, it will be ... More


View: