Language Evolution and Computation Bibliography

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Journal :: The limits of syntactic variation
Parametric versus functional explanations of syntactic universals
The limits of syntactic variation, pages 75--107, 2008
This paper compares the generative principles and parameters approach to explaining syntactic universals to the functional-typological approach and also discusses the intermediate approach of Optimality Theory. It identifies some fundamental differences ...
Three fundamental issues in parametric linguistics
The limits of syntactic variation, pages 109--142, 2008
With respect to the first question, we present the guidelines of a heuristic methodology for discovering the parameters of UG, Modularized Global Parametrization, first proposed by Longobardi (2003). Building on the potential of such an approach, we pursue a minimalist ...