Géraldine Legendre

Géraldine Legendre is Professor of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University and a preeminent syntactician of French.

Books by this Editor

Edited By Géraldine Legendre, Jane Grimshaw, Sten Vikner
Recent work in theoretical syntax has revealed the strong explanatory power of the notions of economy, competition, and optimization. Building grammars entirely upon these elements, Optimality Theory syntax provides a theory of universal grammar with a formally precise and strongly restricted theory of universal typology: cross-linguistic variation arises exclusively from the conflict among...