Apr 172021

A while ago, I was asked to contribute something to the upcoming Cambridge Handbook of Minimalism. My initial thoughts about what such a contribution might consist of led me at the time to write a blog post about whether I should even be considered a minimalist syntactician at all. (Short version: I think the minimalist era of syntactic theory is largely over, at least among those of us who still want to account for the morphosyntax of natural language.) The invitation was for a “vignette” – that is, something very very short. If nothing else, I think I’ve met the latter goal! The piece clocks in at just under 6.5 pages of text (along with about 4 pages of references).

I’ve just uploaded it to lingbuzz, here.

(Backup link in case lingbuzz is down: here.)