The philosophy of generative linguistics /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ludlow, Peter, 1957-
Format: Book
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Linguistic Preliminaries
  • 1.1.Transformational Grammar from ST to EST
  • 1.2.Government and Binding Theory
  • 1.3.The Principles and Parameters Framework
  • 1.4.The Minimalist Program
  • 2.The Ontology of Generative Linguistics
  • 2.1.E-Language, I-Language, Ψ-Language
  • 2.2.Having Linguistic Rules and Knowing Linguistic Facts
  • 2.3.Levels of Explanation in the Theory of Grammar
  • 2.4.Abstracts and Non-isomorphic Representation
  • 2.5.Types and Tokens
  • 2.6.Derivation vs. Representation
  • 3.Data, Intuitions, Judgments
  • 3.1.Linguistic Phenomena, Linguistic Data, Linguistic Theory
  • 3.2.Linguistic Intuitions are Linguistic Judgments
  • 3.3.Linguistic Judgments are Reliable (enough)
  • 3.4.Linguistic Judgments as Scientific Experiments
  • 3.5.On the Alleged Priority of the Data
  • 4.A Role for Normative Rule Governance?
  • 5.Worries about Rules and Representations
  • 5.1.Quinean Indeterminacy Arguments
  • 5.2.Kripke/Wittgenstein Concerns about Rules
  • 5.3.Externalism about Syntax?
  • 6.Referential Semantics for Narrow Ψ-Languages
  • 6.1.The Compatibility of Referential Semantics and Narrow Ψ-Languages
  • 6.2.Chomsky's Incompatibilist Arguments
  • 6.3.The "Bite the Bullet" Strategy and Chomsky's Response
  • 6.4.The Compatibilist Bites Back
  • 6.5.The Prospects for a Non-referential Semantics
  • 7.Best Theory Criteria and Methodological Minimalism
  • 7.1.Simplicity Criteria
  • 7.2.Formal Rigor
  • 7.3.Minimal Effort and Optimal Switching Points.