DELTA: Documentação de Estudos em Lingüística Teórica e Aplicada
versão impressa ISSN 0102-4450
CORREA, Letícia Maria Sicuro. Processor-grammar relationship in perspective: unification problems in minimalist context. DELTA [online]. 2008, vol.24, n.2, pp. 231-282. ISSN 0102-4450. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-44502008000200004.
The possibility of a minimalist derivation to represent on-line computation is considered. The relationship between Generative Linguistics and Psycholinguistics is put in perspective in order to highlight convergent developments. Two difficulties are identified in the unification grammar-language processor in a single algorithm: The directionality of the derivation (bottom-up), vis-à-vis incremental processing; predicting costly and uncostly syntactic movement. A top-down/bottom-up model is proposed in which the directionality of the computation is a function of the relationship between elements of functional and lexical categories with the conceptual/intentional system, is actual language use. Syntactic movement that stems from discourse demands is the sole movement operation implemented on-line.
Palavras-chave : Unification problem; minimalism; incrementality; syntatic movement.