Economy and Semantic Interpretation


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In Economy and Semantic Interpretation, Danny Fox investigates the relevance of principles of optimization (economy) to the interface between syntax and semantics. Supporting the view that grammar is restricted by economy considerations, Fox argues for various economy conditions that constrain the application of covert operations. Among other things, he argues that syntactic operations that do not affect phonology cannot apply unless they affect the semantic interpretation of a sentence. This position has a number of ...

Economy and Semantic Interpretation 1999, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780262062060