|Title:||Optimality Theory and the Minimalist Program|
|Comment:||Appears in LiP 25: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/lip/|
|Abstract:||In this paper I argue that an OT-approach to grammar is actually essential to
minimalist investigations, because it dramatically widens the set of linguistic
properties potentially reducible to interface conditions while at the same time
dispensing with interface-external language specific provisos. The discussion
will hopefully also dispel some common misconceptions about OT.