Clarifying the Notion “Parameter”

  • Juan Uriagereka University of Maryland
Keywords: learnability, minimalism, optimality, parameter

Abstract

This article aims to reflect on linguistic architecture by re-examining language variation. Three progressively deeper forms of variation are suggested, each of which arguably contributes to this exercise in rather different ways. The discussion that unfolds will then lead to a new twist on the question of whether MP and OT are compatible.
Published
2007-11-30
Section
Articles