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The Minimalist Program

Noam Chomsky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262527347
eISBN:
9780262327282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527347.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

In his foundational book published in 1995, the author offered a significant contribution to the generative tradition in linguistics. This twentieth-anniversary edition reissues this classic work ... More


The Theory of Principles and Parameters

Howard Lasnik

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/9780262527347.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the kinds of work being pursued within the general principles-and-parameters model as well as some of the thinking that underlies and guides it. The theory of principles and ... More


Introduction

Ian Roberts

in Parameter Hierarchies and Universal Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804635
eISBN:
9780191842856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804635.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter sets the work in its general theoretical context, introducing the central ideas to be developed in the following chapters—parameter hierarchies, and parameters as emergent properties of ... More


Cross-linguistic variation

Wolfram Hinzen and Michelle Sheehan

in The Philosophy of Universal Grammar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199654833
eISBN:
9780191747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654833.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

One Cartesian reason for taking thought to be independent of language—or to have its own ‘Language of thought’—is that language is subject to massive cross-linguistic variation, while thought is not. ... More


Some Notes on Economy of Derivation and Representation

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/9780262527347.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the principles underlying the economy of derivation and representation. It begins by considering a range of assumptions concerning language design, with particular emphasis on ... 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


Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Robert Freidin, Carlos P. Otero, and Maria Luisa Zubizarreta (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Jean-Roger Vergnaud’s work on the foundational issues in linguistics has proved influential over the past three decades. At MIT in 1974, Vergnaud (now holder of the Andrew W. Mellon Professorship in ... More


Introduction

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/9780262527347.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book proposes a minimalist approach to linguistic theory that builds on the theory of principles and parameters and, in particular, on principles of economy of derivation and representation. The ... More


Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Neil Myler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A major question for linguistic theory concerns how the structure of sentences relates to their meaning. There is broad agreement in the field that there is some regularity in the way that lexical ... More


Introduction

Paola Benincà and Nicola Munaro

in Mapping the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introduction addresses the theme of grammatical description, mainly trying to clarify the notion of ‘redundacy’ in language; the discussion aims at justifying the fundamental assumptions of the ... More


Relabeling in Two Different Theories of the Lexicon

RenÉe Lambert-BrÉtiÈre and Claire Lefebvre

in Relabeling in Language Genesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199945290
eISBN:
9780190201203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945290.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

By its very nature, relabeling takes place in the lexical component of the grammar. By hypothesis, different theories of the lexicon should make different predictions as to the nature of the lexical ... More


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