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Title:Derivations (MP) and Evaluations (OT)
Authors:Hans Broekhuis
Comment:Appears in LiP 25: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/lip/
Abstract:The main claim of this paper is that the minimalist framework and optimality theory adopt more or less the same architecture of grammar: both assume that a generator defines a set S of potentially well-formed expressions that can be generated on the basis of a given input, and that there is an evaluator that selects the expressions from S that are actually grammatical in a given language L. The paper therefore proposes a model of grammar in which the strengths of the two frameworks are combined: more specifically, it is argued that the computational system of human language CHL from MP creates a set S of potentially well-formed expressions, and that these are subsequently evaluated in an optimality theoretic fashion.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1