Towards a Derivational Syntax


| Carson-Newman College
ISBN 9789027255273 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This volume explores recent advancements in the Minimalist Program that adopt Stroik’s (1999, 2009) Survive Principle as the principle means of accounting for displacement phenomena in earlier versions of generative theory. These contributions bring to light many advantages and challenges that beset the Survive-minimalist framework, including topics such as the lexicon-syntax relationship, coordinate symmetries, scope, ellipsis, code-switching, and probe-goal relations. Despite the diverse, broad range of topics discussed in this volume, the papers are connected by a renewed investigation of Frampton & Gutmann’s (2002) vision of a crash-proof syntax. This volume provides new and interesting perspectives on theoretical issues that have challenged the Minimalist Program since its inception and will provide ample food for thought for syntacticians working in the Minimalist tradition and beyond.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 144]  2009.  x, 269 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
Part I. Introduction
Traveling without moving: The conceptual necessity of Survive-minimalism
Michael T. Putnam and Thomas Stroik
The numeration in Survive-minimalism
Thomas Stroik
Part II. Studies of movement phenomena and structure building in Survive-minimalism
Long-distance agreement without Probe-Goal relations
Omer Preminger
Musings on the left periphery in West Germanic: German left dislocation and ‘survive’
Gema Chocano
Tense, finiteness and the survive principle: Temporal chains in a crash-proof grammar
Kristin Melum Eide
When grammars collide: Code-switching in Survive-minimalism
Michael T. Putnam and M. Carmen Parafita Couto
Using the Survive principle for deriving coordinate (a)symmetries
John R. te Velde
Part III. Covert and non-movement operations in Survive-minimalism
Syntactic identity in Survive-minimalism: Ellipsis and the derivational identity hypothesis
Gregory M. Kobele
Evidence for Survive from covert movement
Winfried Lechner
Language change and survive: Feature economy in the numeration
Elly van Gelderen
Towards a derivational syntax index
“This is an excellent collection, exploring deep, fundamental questions regarding the nature of the human faculty of language. These papers advance the Minimalist Program in important ways, from what it means for the syntax to be "optimally designed" in meeting the needs of the interfaces, to the form and function of the construct "numeration," to the very notion of "syntactic operation." The theoretical concerns here will prompt valuable discussion for a long time to come; and the volume is rich in empirical considerations, with wide appeal to all syntactic frameworks.”
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009010636 | Marc record