Linguistic Minimalism: Origins, Concepts, Methods, and Aims / Edition 1

Linguistic Minimalism: Origins, Concepts, Methods, and Aims / Edition 1

by Cedric Boeckx, Cedric Boeckz, Cedric Boeckz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199297584

ISBN-13: 9780199297580

Pub. Date: 05/31/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Boeckx examines the foundations and explains the underlying philosophy of the Minimalist Program for linguistic theory, the most radical version to date of Noam Chomsky's naturalistic approach to language. He exemplifies its methods, considers the significance of its results, and explores its roots and antecedents. He disentangles and clarifies current debates and

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Boeckx examines the foundations and explains the underlying philosophy of the Minimalist Program for linguistic theory, the most radical version to date of Noam Chomsky's naturalistic approach to language. He exemplifies its methods, considers the significance of its results, and explores its roots and antecedents. He disentangles and clarifies current debates and shows how the Minimalist Program lies at the centre of the enterprise to understand the human language faculty. The book is written for everyone in and outside the field who wants to know about current developments in theoretical linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199297580
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2006
Series:
Oxford Linguistics Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Minimalism in Linguistic Theory: History and Essence
2. The Galilean Emphasis of the Minimalist Program
3. Minimalism Made Concrete

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