Sociolinguistics and Minimalist Syntax
David Adger, E Jamieson, Jennifer Smith
December 2020

This paper examines the philosophical, theoretical and methodological ways that variationist sociolinguistics and generative grammar initially separated, how parametric theory brought them closer together again, and how further developments in minimalist syntax are beginning to provide a framework where the insights of both can be brought together.
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Reference: lingbuzz/005605
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Published in: draft, submitted to the Cambridge Handbook of Minimalism
keywords: variation, frequency, agreement, relative clauses, interpretability, morphology, syntax
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