Brought to you by the Department of Linguistics
at the University of Arizona
Acknowledgment: Much of the information below is adapted from the Rutger's Optimality Archive with permission.
This is the first attempt at setting up an archive for papers and books in Minimalist syntax. It is brought to you by the University of Arizona Department of Linguistics. For the moment these archives are manually compiled. Information on submitting to the archives can be found below. Once the archives reach a certain size, we will implement automatic archiving software and search software. We hope this archive will be of use to you!
The Arizona Minimalist Syntax Archives (AMSA) exists to facilitate the exchange of research results, following the precedent of the vast scientific archives at xxx.lanl.gov, the Rutger's Optimality Archive, and the LFG and HPSG archives. Papers in the Archive are unedited, unreviewed, unhouseled, unaneled, without imprimatur, unsolicited, self-selected. The Archive is open to any and all who want to make their work in or on minimalist syntactic theory freely available to the research community.
The site accepts papers on any topic conducted within or about recent work in Minimalist syntax very broadly construed. This includes papers that the authors might label Chomskyan or Generative or Principles and Parameters or Minimalist. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the technical apparatus of the theory; papers about the philosophical foundations of the theory, papers about particular languages and linguistic phenomena analyzed within the theory; as well as papers on psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, morphology, syntax/semantics interface, and the syntax/phonology interface that are couched in Minimalism. Since the choice of whether or not to put a paper in this archive resides with the author, the decision about a paper's appropriateness is left in their hands.
We accept papers, books, squibs, and review articles.
By accepted academic convention, well-established in the hard sciences, electronic archiving is completely independent of publication, future or prior. It is the equivalent of mailing out a typescript, pre-print, or off-print to colleagues.
Electronic archiving shares and generalizes the advantages of private circulation of papers. Authors are put in a position to receive maximal feedback from the entire community of interested researchers. Ideas and results are disseminated rapidly and widely, unchanneled by sociological limitations. Journals, volumes, and other venues of publication receive a boost in quality from the vastly broader pre-publication review of work, and benefit commercially from the visibility accorded to the material they publish. Authors should, of course, take care in the matter of signing over their intrinsic copyright.
Authors may request that their papers be removed at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Published papers ARE listed in this archive, but without downloads. These papers are usually connected to the web page of the journal or publishing company
Most papers that appear in this archive will probably be submitted for publication elsewhere. There are four possible options for a paper that appears elsewhere:
If your paper or book is published, you should consult with the editors/publisher to choose which option is appropriate and get written permission to do this.
A note on conference proceedings and working papers. Most major conference proceedings and working papers do NOT take copyright from authors, so submission of papers that have appeared or will appear in these volumes is generally ok. If in doubt please contact the volume editors or publisher.
AMSA accepts papers in three formats only:
PDF files can be read using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which comes installed with most new web browsers. If you don't have Acrobat reader, click here and you will get to the download page. PS files can be printed by any postscript printer. On MacIntoshes this means taking the saved PS file and dropping on your printer icon. RTF files can be loaded into most word processors, simply drop the downloaded file onto your word processor icon.
As this archive grows in size, we will eventually implement automatic archiving software. However, in the short term, these archives are created manually. To submit a paper, send an email containing the following things to email@example.com
I hereby affirm that I am the copyright holder of the attached paper, and that I grant the AMSA permission to freely distribute this work to other scholars via the Arizona Minimalist Syntax Archives. If I assign copyright to another person, organization, or company, I will inform AMSA as soon as possible.
We do not accept download copies of papers that appear in published sources. However, we do accept abstracts of such papers, as well as citations and links to the published source. Authors, publishers and editors may request this service.
Please send an email message containing the following things to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Archive is currently being compiled manually, and is updated roughly once a week. Please be patient if your paper does not immediately appear on the index.
Authors may post revised versions of their papers, whenever they wish, under a new AMSA number. Upon receipt of a new version and authorial instruction, the older file will typically be removed from the archive, with an annotation to that effect placed in the superannuated entry, along with a pointer to the new AMSA-number.
At the moment, we do not yet have a search function available. This functionality will be added as the archives grows.
To see a complete list of the papers, organized by AMSA number, click here. ()
Following current practice, bibliographic citation of papers obtained from AMS should mention the Arizona Minimalist Syntax Archive, the AMSA-number, and the URL. http://minimalism.linguistics.arizona.edu/. E.g.:
Pesetsky, David and Esther Torrego (1999) "T--> C Movement: Causes and Consequences." Ms. MIT. AMSA-1, Arizona Minimalist Syntax Archives, http://minimalism.linguistics.arizona.edu/ (to appear in Kenstowicz (ed) Ken Hale a Life in Language, Cambridge. MIT Press.)
If the paper has been published, of course the correct published citation should be used.
AMSA uses the referencing format designed by the Rutgers Optimality Archive (ROA), but replaces ROA in the codes with AMSA. Unlike the ROA archives, the AMSA index is organized alphabetically by the last name of the first author.
Author: David Pesetsky and Esther Torrego
Title: T--> C Movement: Causes and Consequences
Citation: To appear in Kenstowicz (ed) Ken Hale a Life in Language, Cambrige MIT Press
Download: [Abstract] [PDF]
Author name(s). Click on the author's name to get an email window.
If there is no Download field, there will either be a citation field, with a citation (and link to any online journal publication) OR a crossreference field that will refer you to an updated version of the paper/book.
AMSA-number. The AMSA-number is of the form AMSA-NN-XXXX. NN records the order of the paper in the posting sequence. XXXX records the month and year in which the paper was posted.AMSA-18-0900 is the 18th paper posted to AMSA, and it was posted in September, 2000.
When referring to papers, only the sequence number NN is required. Citation by sequence number (AMSA-NN) is therefore sufficient for bibliographic purposes as well.
The Arizona Minimalist Syntax Archive has the right to refuse posting to, or to remove from the archive, any paper which is deemed not relevant to the above-stated goals, or which is deemed to violate normal academic standards of discourse.
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