Minimalist Investigations in Linguistic Theory / Edition 1

Minimalist Investigations in Linguistic Theory / Edition 1

by Howard Lasnik
     
 

During the past decade the minimalist approach has been highly influential in syntactic theorizing. This book is a considerable contribution to the development of the approach in its exploration and refinement of theoretical concepts, comparison of competing implementations and resurrection of much older lines of analysis. Among the central topics considered are… See more details below

Overview

During the past decade the minimalist approach has been highly influential in syntactic theorizing. This book is a considerable contribution to the development of the approach in its exploration and refinement of theoretical concepts, comparison of competing implementations and resurrection of much older lines of analysis. Among the central topics considered are verbal morphology, ellipsis, anaphora and the determination of anaphoric connection, and the blending of minimalist devices with features of earlier generative accounts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415181945
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/17/2003
Series:
Routledge Leading Linguists Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
15.20(w) x 23.60(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Patterns of verb raising with auxiliary "be"6
3Last resort and attract F22
4Levels of representation and the elements of anaphora42
5Pseudogapping puzzles55
6On feature strength: three minimalist approaches to overt movement83
7A gap in an ellipsis paradigm : some theoretical implications103
8On a scope reconstruction paradox118
9Some reconstruction riddles125
10Chains of arguments139
Notes158
References177
Index187

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