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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


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


The Grammar of Expressivity

Daniel Gutzmann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198812128
eISBN:
9780191850110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812128.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

While the expressive function of natural language has received much attention in recent years, the role grammar plays in the interpretation of expressive items has mainly been neglected in the ... More


Parameters in Old Romance word order 1: A comparative minimalist analysis

Guido Mensching

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter examines medieval Romance word order patterns concentrating on XP-V-subject and Aux-XP-V-participle. It argues both patterns are related to each other in that the latter overtly shows ... More


Negation in the history of English

Richard Ingham

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter looks at the emergence of not and -n’t as clausal negators and their replacement of earlier ne in the history of English, charting the spread of not in Middle English and its interaction ... More


Negation in the history of (High) German

Agnes Jager

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter traces the expression of negation and negative indefinites from Old High German to the present day. In Old High German, sentential negation was expressed by a preverbal negative particle ... More


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