Towards a Derivational Syntax


ORCID logoMichael T. Putnam | Carson-Newman College
ISBN 9789027255273 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This volume explores recent advancements in the Minimalist Program that adopt Stroik’s (1999, 2009) Survive Principle as the principle means of accounting for displacement phenomena in earlier versions of generative theory. These contributions bring to light many advantages and challenges that beset the Survive-minimalist framework, including topics such as the lexicon-syntax relationship, coordinate symmetries, scope, ellipsis, code-switching, and probe-goal relations. Despite the diverse, broad range of topics discussed in this volume, the papers are connected by a renewed investigation of Frampton & Gutmann’s (2002) vision of a crash-proof syntax. This volume provides new and interesting perspectives on theoretical issues that have challenged the Minimalist Program since its inception and will provide ample food for thought for syntacticians working in the Minimalist tradition and beyond.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 144] 2009.  x, 269 pp.
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“This is an excellent collection, exploring deep, fundamental questions regarding the nature of the human faculty of language. These papers advance the Minimalist Program in important ways, from what it means for the syntax to be "optimally designed" in meeting the needs of the interfaces, to the form and function of the construct "numeration," to the very notion of "syntactic operation." The theoretical concerns here will prompt valuable discussion for a long time to come; and the volume is rich in empirical considerations, with wide appeal to all syntactic frameworks.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009010636 | Marc record