A Course in Minimalist Syntax: Foundations and Prospects / Edition 1

A Course in Minimalist Syntax: Foundations and Prospects / Edition 1

by Howard Lasnik, Juan Uriagereka
     
 

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ISBN-10: 063119987X

ISBN-13: 9780631199878

Pub. Date: 02/21/2005

Publisher: Wiley

A Course in Minimalist Syntax is a straightforward and detailed introduction to essential topics in the Minimalist Program, designed for students and scholars alike. Building on the authors’ previous works on minimalist syntax, this volume maintains an informal tone yet contains sufficient fresh material to appeal at the highest level.

Written by the

Overview

A Course in Minimalist Syntax is a straightforward and detailed introduction to essential topics in the Minimalist Program, designed for students and scholars alike. Building on the authors’ previous works on minimalist syntax, this volume maintains an informal tone yet contains sufficient fresh material to appeal at the highest level.

Written by the authors of the classic A Course in GB Syntax, this book provides a natural extension of their classroom approach to linguistics, and shows readers a new way of approaching syntax by thinking in minimalist terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631199878
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/21/2005
Series:
Generative Syntax Series
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.95(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Abbreviations.

1. Minimalist Expectations: Preliminary Assumptions, with a Review of Some Familiar Notions.

2. From Rules to Principles and Beyond: A Strongly Constructivist System, with a Detailed Presentation of Phrase-structure.

3. The Economy of Derivations: Featuring Movements of Various Sorts and Ways to Constrain Them.

4. The Economy of Representations: Featuring Chain Uniformity and Case.

5. The Last Resort Character of Linguistic Computations: On What Drives the Movement Operation and Related Topics.

6. LF Processes: Why We (Don’t?) Need Them and What They Might Be.

7. Roles, Cycles, Binding and Related Problems: Including a Discussion of Open Questions Relating Wh-movement.

References.

Index.

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