minimalist progr... and OT

Vincent DeCaen decaen at
Mon Nov 15 14:04:36 EST 1999

i do minimalism if i have to... though more interested in head-driven
phrase structure grammar. my dissertation (1995) supposed the
government-binding (GB) approach.

i do find the business about optimality theory (OT) and its relation
to economy and minimalism an interesting area of thought/speculation.
hebrew grammar is pretty opaque, which is why OT and tiberian
phonology leaves much to be desired. i just about choked on benua's
thesis on hebrew and OT.... ;-)

Dr Vincent DeCaen     <decaen at>
c/o Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2d floor
University of Toronto, Toronto ON, CANADA, M5S 1A1

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