Search the lexicon


Principles and Parameters framework

GENERAL: The conception of grammar introduced in Chomsky (1981), which takes natural language, i.e. our linguistic competence to be a complex of subsystems of principles, each with one or more parameters of variation, and grammars of particular languages to be determined by fixing parameters in these (sub)systems.
LIT. Chomsky, N. (1986a)
Chomsky, N. (1981)
Chomsky, N. and H. Lasnik (1993)