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Band 40:
Wilder, Chris / Günther, Hans-Martin / Bierwisch, Manfred (Hrsg.): The role of economy principles in linguistic theory. 300 S. - Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1997.
ISBN: 3-05-002897-1

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Following Chomsky's Minimalist Program (MP), much recent work in generative linguistics has focussed on the role of Economy, not only as a heuristic principle guiding theory construction, but as a constitutive principle in the design of language, i.e. a property of the object under study. Economy has previously figured in the explanations in phonology, morphology and lexicon theory (underspecification, elsewhere condition). The MP itself is an attempt to derive syntactic properties of linguistic representations from Economy-related principles governing their mode of construction, which interact with morphological properties of lexical items. The papers in this volume present differing views on the scope and nature of Economy principles in syntax, morphology and the lexikon, offering extensions of and alternatives to the MP. In addition to theoretical discussion, they include case studies of specific phenomena in languages ranging from English and German to Japanese and Sioux.


Wilder, Chris / Gärtner, Hans-Martin:
  Introduction S. 1
Frampton, John:
  Expletive Insertion S. 36
Grewendorf, Günther / Sabel, Joachim:
  Wh-Scrambling in the Minimalist Framework S. 58
Sternefeld, Wolfgang:
  Comparing Reference Sets S. 81
Müller, Gereon:
  Optional Movement and the Interaction of Economy Constraints S. 115
Reinhart, Tanya:
  Interface Economy and Markedness S. 115
Uriagereka, Juan:
  Formal and Substantive Elegance in the Minimalist Program S. 170
Haider, Hubert:
  Economy in Syntax is Projective Economy S. 205
Bierwisch, Manfred:
  Lexical Information from a Minimalist Point of View S. 227
Wunderlich, Dieter:
  A Minimalist Model of Inflectional Morphology S. 267
Adresses of Contributors S. 299


  • Zwart, Jan-Wouter (2000): Rezension von: Chris Wilder, Hans-Martin Gärtner, and Manfred Bierwisch, The Role of Economy Principles in Linguistic Theory. In: Linguistische Berichte 182. Hamburg: Buske. S. 251-260.
  • Roelcke, Thorsten (2000): Kurzrezension von: The Role of Economy Principles in Linguistic Theory. Ed. by Chris Wilder, Hans-Martin Gärtner and Martin Bierwisch. In: Lexicographica 16. Tübingen: Niemeyer. S. 273. Text