Minimal Interfaces and Cross-modular Notation: How do different Grammars and different modules achieve compatibility
January 24, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607
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Abstract: We propose an interface principle of Minimal Modular Contact that constrains interface relations, building on the Syntax-Semantics Identity Hypothesis (Kennedy (2008)). We explore the question: can formal identity extend to pragmatics? Specific domains include: quantification and spreading, exhaustivity and topicalization, Default transitivity, and the connection between recursion and math. Interface simplicity has implications for bilingualism and multiple grammars.
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