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Economy of expression as a principle of syntax

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The purpose of a grammatical theory is to specify the mechanisms and principles that can characterize the relations of acceptable sentences in particular languages to the meanings that they express. It is sometimes proposed that the simplest and most explanatory way of arranging the formal mechanisms of grammatical description is to allow them to produce unacceptable representations or derivations for some meanings and then to appeal to a global principle of economy to control this overgen...

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10.15398/jlm.v3i2.82

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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Leverhulme Trust
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Dalrymple, M
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Institute of Computer Science Polish Academy of Sciences
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Journal of Language Modelling More from this journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Pages:
377–412
Publication date:
2016-01-12
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2299-8470
ISSN:
2299-856X
Language:
English
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pubs:571880
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uuid:cad317f8-5067-492c-be18-9f8e5a05c67e
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2015-11-02

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