In this paper we discuss three compelling questions which impinge on parameter theory:a.What are the actual parameters of UG?b.What is the form of a possible parameter?c.How do parameter values distribute in space and time? With respect to the first question, we present the guidelines of a heuristic methodology to discover the parameters of UG, Modularized Global Parametrization, first proposed by Longobardi (2003). Building on the potential of such an approach, we pursue a Minimalist critique of the general form of parameters and sketch the programmatic lines of a Principles&Schemata model of UG. To address the third problem, we begin to investigate the implications of a parametric approach for the study of phylogenetic relationships among languages and, more broadly, of cognitive approaches to the study of history.

Three fundamental issues in parametric linguistics / Gianollo, Chiara; Guardiano, Cristina; Longobardi, Giuseppe. - STAMPA. - (2008), pp. 109-142.

Three fundamental issues in parametric linguistics

GUARDIANO, Cristina;
2008

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In this paper we discuss three compelling questions which impinge on parameter theory:a.What are the actual parameters of UG?b.What is the form of a possible parameter?c.How do parameter values distribute in space and time? With respect to the first question, we present the guidelines of a heuristic methodology to discover the parameters of UG, Modularized Global Parametrization, first proposed by Longobardi (2003). Building on the potential of such an approach, we pursue a Minimalist critique of the general form of parameters and sketch the programmatic lines of a Principles&Schemata model of UG. To address the third problem, we begin to investigate the implications of a parametric approach for the study of phylogenetic relationships among languages and, more broadly, of cognitive approaches to the study of history.
The limits of syntactic variation
Biberauer, Theresa
9789027255150
John Benjamins
PAESI BASSI
Three fundamental issues in parametric linguistics / Gianollo, Chiara; Guardiano, Cristina; Longobardi, Giuseppe. - STAMPA. - (2008), pp. 109-142.
Gianollo, Chiara; Guardiano, Cristina; Longobardi, Giuseppe
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