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Feature‐Splitting Internal Merge: The Case of Tough‐constructions *

Miki Obata and Samuel David Epstein

in Ways of Structure Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter seeks to shed new light on the formal properties of Merge. Chomsky's (2007, 2008) feature-inheritance system makes it possible that two heads such as T and C simultaneously attract a ... More


On accelerating and decelerating movement: From Minimalist preference principles to harmonic serialism

Fabian Heck and Gereon Müller

in Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics: From Uni- to Bidirectional Optimization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198757115
eISBN:
9780191817021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757115.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Derivations in the Minimalist Program frequently encounter competition between elementary operations. A way to resolve this is to assume preference principles, the most prominent being “Merge before ... More


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