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On the Asymmetric Nature of the Operations of Grammar: Evidence from Codeswitching

Anna Maria Di Sciullo

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Evidence from intra-sentential codeswitching brings additional support to the Asymmetry Hypothesis, according to which asymmetrical relations are core relations of the language faculty. It is ... More


Syntax for Non-syntacticians A Brief Primer

Bickerton Derek

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes and illustrates some of the most basic concepts and processes in syntax such as Merge, binding, control, movement, and empty categories. It first considers the hierarchical ... More


Some Elements of Syntactic Computations

Rizzi Luigi

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on the nature of syntactic computations and current syntactic models, including “Principles and Parameters” and Minimalist models. It first considers the expression of the ... More


Linguistic Theory II

Nirmalangshu Mukherji

in The Primacy of Grammar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014052
eISBN:
9780262280310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014052.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents in a detailed way the biolinguistic project view that languages are systems comprising a computational system and a lexicon. It says that a computational system includes the ... More


A Joint of Nature

Nirmalangshu Mukherji

in The Primacy of Grammar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014052
eISBN:
9780262280310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014052.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses CHL, which consists of Merge and the principles of efficient computation. It discusses how Merge operates only in linguistic information, the relationship of Merge to music and ... More


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