The Minimalist Parameter: Selected papers from the Open Linguistics Forum, Ottawa, 21-23 March 1997

The Minimalist Parameter: Selected papers from the Open Linguistics Forum, Ottawa, 21-23 March 1997

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ISBN-13: 9781556199707
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Series: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory Series
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.65(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Section I.Syntactic Structure, Relations, Operations
Integral Minimalism3
A Minimalist Approach to Phrase Structure Acquisition33
A Theory of Grammatical Functions in the Minimalist Program51
Checking on Checking65
Kayne 1994: p.143, fn.377
On the Role of Interpretability101
Section II.Syntactic Movement: Cyclicity, Optionality, (Non)overtness
Head-to-Spec Movement115
Polish Optional Movement137
Attract and Covert Merge: Predicting interrogative variation159
Covert F(eature)-Movement and the Placement of Arguments175
On Covert Movement and LF191
Section III.Case, Topic, Focus, Interrogativity
The Case Filter Meets the Minimalist Program: Evidence for strong [case]207
Null Subjects in Hungarian DPs and Inflected Infinitivals227
That-t Effects in English and Yiddish233
Evidence for Focus Features249
[Q] Checking in Mandarin Chinese Yes-No Questions261
Section IV.Ellipsis, Reconstruction and Related Phenomena
A Minimalist Theory of LF Copy281
A/A-bar Movement and Attract-F295
Section V.DPs: Features and Syntactic Relations
Object Agreement in Hungarian: A case for Minimalism311
Demonstratives in a Feature-based Theory of Syntax325
Article abstracts347
Index of names355

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