blogpost: The Second Syntax

 Posted by on 11/24/2018  28 Responses »
Nov 242018
 
DISCLAIMER: I don’t think the following thoughts are particularly “revolutionary” – i.e., I imagine other people have thought (and maybe said) the same things before. But for what it’s worth, I’m a syntactician who has been in linguistics for years and I’ve only recently come to realize these things; so perhaps there are others like  … [read more] blogpost: The Second Syntax”
Oct 102018
 
There are several reasons why I started my own blog, after blogging over on Norbert Hornstein’s Faculty of Language (FoL) for a while. One of them is that I found the thematic content of my posts was actually not a terribly good fit for FoL. Norbert is very interested in big-picture cogsci and … [read more] blogpost: Pre-linguistic atoms + syntax ≠ human language”
Aug 202018
 
A large portion of my interests lately has centered around the proposition that syntactic theory has been overprivileging semantic argumentation. I’ve talked a lot, and in various forums, about why I think this is bad for syntax. Here, I’d like to say a bit about why I think this is bad for semantics. Let us stipulate … [read more] blogpost: Meaning-based syntax, compositional semantics, and the circularity problem”

New post on Faculty of Language blog: “Phi features, binding, and A-positions”

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Jan 042018
 
I’ve written a new post over at Norbert Hornstein’s Faculty of Language blog. It’s titled: “Phi features, binding, and A-positions.” You can access it here: https://facultyoflanguage.blogspot.com/2018/01/phi-features-binding-and-positions.html (Archived version here.)

My posts on Norbert’s Faculty of Language blog

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May 202017
 
I’ve written a few posts over the last few years on Norbert Hornstein’s Faculty of Language blog, and I realized recently that there is no reference to these posts from my own site. So, moving forward, I will cross-post here whenever I write something on FoL. But for now, here’s … [read more] “My posts on Norbert’s Faculty of Language blog”