Syntax and Semantics interacting in a Minimalist theory

Abstract : After several proposals of a logical account of minimalism [5, 4, 6, 1], on the basis of the formalization provided by Edward Stabler [7, 8], we explore more precisely the interface between syntax and semantics. The main idea is that, according to many observations made for instance by Ray Jackendoff [3], the logical form is not the mere result of a derivation after the consumption of formal features. Indeed, there are rather two tasks which are performed on a par : the syntactic analysis properly speaking and the semantical analysis. Both analyses are connected by synchronization links in such a way that a parse can crash for (at least) two reasons : either because of a mismatch of syntactic features, or because of a failure in the semantic derivation.
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Maxime Amblard, Alain Lecomte, Christian Retoré. Syntax and Semantics interacting in a Minimalist theory. Prospect and advance in the syntax/semantic interface, Jan 2004, Nancy, France. ⟨hal-01079278⟩

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