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John A. Hawkins

in Efficiency and Complexity in Grammars

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252695
eISBN:
9780191719301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252695.003.004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The previous chapter defined the principle of Minimize Forms and formulated some form minimization predictions. This chapter is organized as follows. Section 4.1 illustrates and tests these ... More


Minimalist Computation of Vowel Harmony: Implications

Andrew Nevins

in Locality in Vowel Harmony

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262140973
eISBN:
9780262280570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262140973.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

The Minimalist Program makes two key assumptions about the design of human language. First, computations are derivational and efficient and follow principles of least effort in order to satisfy ... More


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