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The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America
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The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

Mary A. Kato and Francisco Ordonez

Abstract

Parameters of linguistic variation were originally conceived, within the Chomskyan Principles and Parameters theory, as Universal Grammar (UG)–-determined options that were associated with grammatical principles and had a rich deductive structure. This characterization of parametric differences among languages has changed significantly over the years, especially so with the advent of Minimalism. This book collects a representative sample of current generative research on the status, origin, and size of parameters. Often taking diverging views, the chapters in the volume address most of the mai ... More

Keywords: parameter, linguistic variationmacrovariation, microvariation, parameter hierarchies, Universal Grammar, Third Factor, clustering effects, locus of parametrization, language acquisition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190465889
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465889.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary A. Kato, editor
Professor Emreritus of Linguistics, State University of Campinas

Francisco Ordonez, editor
Associate Professor of Linguistics, Stony Brook University

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