Regarding the Third Factor
“3rd factor” considerations are argued here to be a consequence of “dynamical frustration”. This process is seen as the irreconcilable tension between opposing tendencies that gives rise to a form of dynamical stability. Such tendencies are argued to be orthogonal computations: the left-to-right PF and a bottom-up computation involving conceptual relations, which organize into a model specifying Conditions Liberating a Simple Hiatus — or CLASH in acronym format. It is suggested that the CLASH model has a natural account of cyclic conditions within derivations, also predicting the existence of Fibonacci patterns within the linguistic system.