Oct 142020

I’ve posted the slides for a guest seminar I gave recently as part of the More Advanced Syntax graduate course at MIT.

These slides represent my latest thinking (as of Oct 2020, anyway) about the question of how syntax interfaces with morpho-phonology and with semantics.

For those of you who are well-versed in some of these questions and are in a rush, here’s the tl;dr version: it’s “Nanosyntax-style spanning meets the ‘three lists’ architecture of Distributed Morphology.” But it’s not some arbitrary mix-and-match of these two pieces of grammatical architecture. Arguments are provided that this is actually the right way to proceed.

Relevant background reading: https://omer.lingsite.org/blogpost-architecture-and-blocking-revisited/