Minimalist Essays

| Harvard University
ISBN 9789027233554 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027293718 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
The Minimalism Program is many things to many researchers, and there are by now many alternative versions of it. Central to all is the fundamental question: to what extent is the human language faculty an optimal solution to minimal design specifications. Taken as a whole, the volume outlines the main features of Minimalism, its historical and conceptual sources, and provides an illustration of minimalist theorizing by looking at several properties of the syntactic component of grammar. Some contributions concentrate on what kind of computational tools are made available in a minimalist syntactic component, and how the computational system interacts with external and interface domains of the mind/brain. Other contributions specifically focus on direct empirical gains that emerge from adopting minimalist guidelines.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 91]  2006.  xvi, 399 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
Cedric Boeckx
Part I: Minimalism: A Point of Entry
Some notes on the Minimalist Program
Hisatsugu Kitahara
Part II: Minimalist Tools and Architectural Concerns
Move F and PF/LF defectiveness
Brian Agbayani and Masao Ochi
True optionality: When the grammar doesn’t mind
Theresa Biberauer and Marc Richards
Focus and clause structuration in the minimalist program
Aritz Irurtzun
Symmetry in syntax
Masakazu Kuno
Japanese topic-constructions in the minimalist view of the syntax-semantics interface
Takashi Munakata
Weak pronouns, object shift, and multiple spell-out: Evidence for phases at the PF interface
Marc Richards
Merge, derivational C-command, and subcategorization in a label-free syntax
T. Daniel Seely
Part III: Minimalist Tools and Empirical Pay-offs
He himself and binding domains in a minimalist framework
Gerardo Fernández-Salgueiro and Michael R. Marlo
A minimalist analysis of Japanese passives
Takuya Goro
A minimalist view on long passive
Hirohisa Kiguchi
Null arguments and case-driven Agree in Turkish
Balkız Öztürk
On tough-movement
Milan Rezac
Spanish existentials and other accusative constructions
Miguel Rodríguez-Mondonedo
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