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Title:Optimality Theory and Minimalism: A Possible Convergence? (LiP 25)
Authors:Hans Broekhuis, Ralf Vogel
Comment:Linguistics in Potsdam (LiP) 25: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/lip/
Abstract:This issue of Linguistics in Potsdam contains a number of papers that grew out of the workshop Descriptive and Empirical Adequacy in Linguistics held in Berlin on December 17-19 December, 2005. One of the goals of this meeting
was to bring together scholars working in various frameworks (with emphasis on the Minimalist Program and Optimality Theory) and to discuss matters concerning descriptive and empirical adequacy. Another explicit goal was to discuss the question whether Minimalism and Optimality Theory should be considered incompatible and, hence, competing theories, or whether the two frameworks should rather be considered complementary in certain respects (see http://let.uvt.nl/deal05/call.html for the call for papers). Five of the seven papers in this volume directly grew out of the oral presentations given at the workshop.

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Broekhuis, Hans & Ralf Vogel:
Preface (see File above)

Pius ten Hacken
The Nature, Use and Origin of Explanatory Adequacy (pp. 9-32): LINK

Jane Grimshaw
Last Resorts and Grammaticality (pp. 33-41): LINK

Alona Soschen:
Natural Law: The Dynamics of Syntactic Representations in MP (pp. 43-76): LINK

Vieri Samek-Lodovici
Optimality Theory and the Minimalist Program (pp. 77-97): LINK

Ralf Vogel
The Simple Generator (pp.99-136): LINK

Hans Broekhuis
Derivations (MP) and Evaluations (OT) (pp. 137-193): LINK

Eva Engels and Sten Vikner
An Optimality-Theoretic Analysis of Scandinavian Object Shift and Remnant VP-Topicalisation (pp.195-231): LINK
Type:Paper/tech report
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