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Remarks on the architecture of OT syntax grammars

By Ralf Vogel

Abstract

This paper argues for a particular architecture of OT syntax. This architecture hasthree core features: i) it is bidirectional, the usual production-oriented optimisation (called ‘first optimisation’ here) is accompanied by a second step that checks the recoverability of an underlying form; ii) this underlying form already contains a full-fledged syntactic specification; iii) especially the procedure checking for recoverability makes crucial use of semantic and pragmatic factors. The first section motivates the basic architecture. The second section shows with two examples, how contextual factors are integrated. The third section examines its implications for learning theory, and the fourth section concludes with a broader discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed model

Topics: Optimalitätstheorie, Syntax, Semantik, Pragmatik, Lerntheorie, ddc:400
Year: 2003
OAI identifier: oai:publikationen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de:14400

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