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Introduction

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the purpose and organization of the book. The theoretical background underlying this study is then discussed including the X-bar theory, word ... More


A Minimalist Program for Linguistic Theory

Noam Chomsky

in The Minimalist Program

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262527347
eISBN:
9780262327282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527347.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter describes a Minimalist Program for linguistic theory that builds on the principles-and-parameters model and, in particular, on principles of economy of derivation and representation. It ... More


Linguistic Theory I

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/9780262014052.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses directly on the principles-and-parameters framework that was developed in the early 1980s and generally believed to be a watershed in the short history of the field. It consists ... More


Specifiers and Phrase Structure

Terje Lohndal

in Phrase Structure and Argument Structure: A Case Study of the Syntax-Semantics Interface

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199677115
eISBN:
9780191756351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677115.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Specifiers have occupied a central role in the history of generative grammar. The goal of the present chapter is to argue that specifiers qua specifiers do not play a role as the target of various ... More


Constituent structure

Mary Dalrymple, John J. Lowe, and Louise Mycock

in The Oxford Reference Guide to Lexical Functional Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198733300
eISBN:
9780191874246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733300.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines the organization of overt phrasal syntactic representation, the constituent structure or c-structure. Section 3.1 discusses some traditional arguments for constituent structure ... More


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