By Géraldine Legendre,Jane Grimshaw,Sten Vikner

Recent paintings in theoretical syntax has printed the robust explanatory energy of the
notions of financial system, pageant, and optimization. development grammars totally upon those elements,
Optimality idea syntax presents a idea of common grammar with a officially targeted and strongly
restricted conception of common typology: cross-linguistic edition arises completely from the
conflict between common principles.Beginning with a normal advent to Optimality Theory
syntax, this quantity offers a complete assessment of the cutting-edge, as represented by way of the
work of the top builders of the speculation. The extensive variety of themes taken care of includes
morphosyntax (case, inflection, voice, and cliticization), the syntax of reference (control,
anaphora, and pronominalization), the gammar of clauses (complementizers and their absence), and
grammatical and discourse results in note order. one of the theoretical subject matters working all through are
the interaction among faithfulness and markedness, and numerous questions of typology and of
inventory.

Contributors: Peter Ackema, Judith Aissen, Eric Bakovic, Joan Bresnan,
Hye-Won Choi, João Costa, Jane Grimshaw, Edward Keer, Géraldine Legendre, Gereon Müller, Ad
Neeleman, Vieri Samek-Lodovici, Peter Sells, Margaret Speas, Sten Vikner, Colin Wilson, Ellen
Woolford.

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