Exploring Crash-Proof Grammars

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The Minimalist Program has advanced a research program that builds the design of human language from conceptual necessity. Seminal proposals by Frampton & Gutmann (1999, 2000, 2002) introduced the notion that an ideal syntactic theory should be ‘crash-proof’. Such a version of the Minimalist Program (or any other linguistic theory) would not permit syntactic operations to produce structures that ‘crash’. There have, however, been some recent developments in Minimalism – especially those that approach linguistic theory from a biolinguistic perspective (cf. Chomsky 2005 et seq.) – that have called the pursuit of a ‘crash-proof grammar’ into serious question. The papers in this volume take on the daunting challenge of defining exactly what a ‘crash’ is and what a ‘crash-proof grammar’ would look like, and of investigating whether or not the pursuit of a ‘crash-proof grammar’ is biolinguistically appealing.
[Language Faculty and Beyond, 3]  2010.  xii, 301 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface & Acknowledgments
ix
List of contributors
xi
Exploring crash-proof grammars: An introduction
Michael T. Putnam
1–12
Part I Applications of crash-proof grammar
13–84
Part I Applications of crash-proof grammar
13–84
Implications of grammatical gender for the theory of uninterpretable features
Vicki Carstens
31–58
The Empty Left Edge Condition
Halldór Ármann Sigur∂sson and Joan Maling
59–86
Grammaticality, interfaces, and UG
Dennis Ott
89–104
Grammaticality, interfaces, and UG
Dennis Ott
89–104
A tale of two minimalisms: Reflections on the plausibility of crash-proof syntax, and its free-merge alternative
Cedric Boeckx
105–124
Uninterpretable features: What are they and what do they do?
Samuel David Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara and T. Daniel Seely
125–142
Syntactic relations in Survive-minimalism
Michael T. Putnam and Thomas Stroik
143–166
Toward a strongly derivational syntax
Balázs Surányi
167–212
On the mathematical foundations of crash-proof grammars
Tommi Tsz-Cheung Leung
213–244
Crash-proof syntax and filters
Hans Broekhuis and Ralf Vogel
245–268
Crash-free syntax and crash phenomena in model-theoretic grammar
Rui P. Chaves
269–298
Index
299–301
“Mike Putnam has put together the perfect and most up to date gateway into the world of crash-proof syntax. Can syntactic derivations fail to produce viable structures of meaning and sound? This is a cutting-edge and radically open question of human language design, which affects both linguistic description and theory, within and beyond linguistic Minimalism. Whatever one’s answer to the question, the journey into this important territory should start from this book.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010018680