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 understand 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.)