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Locality in Minimalist Syntax

Thomas S. Stroik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012928
eISBN:
9780262255349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012928.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This reanalysis of minimalist syntax considers the optimal design properties for human language. Taking as its starting point Noam Chomsky’s minimalist assumption that the syntactic component of a ... More


Conclusion

Thomas S. Stroik

in Locality in Minimalist Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012928
eISBN:
9780262255349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012928.003.0034
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The transformational rules of generative grammar significantly overgenerate the output of natural language, producing grammars that children would find impossible to learn. To address this problem, ... More


Optimal Design for Human Language

Thomas S. Stroik

in Locality in Minimalist Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012928
eISBN:
9780262255349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012928.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book examines whether a syntactic theory requires both strictly local relations (operations) and minimality relations (operations). In particular, it considers whether the Minimalist Program, a ... More


Some Wh Puzzles

Thomas S. Stroik

in Locality in Minimalist Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012928
eISBN:
9780262255349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012928.003.0022
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Wh-constructions present a special challenge for any theory of syntax, in part due to their rich morphophonetic variety. Multiple wh-elements can be spelled out in fronted positions in some ... More


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