Minimalist Essays

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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
Acknowledgements
vii
List of contributors
ix–xi
Overview
Cedric Boeckx
xiii–xv
Part I: Minimalism: A Point of Entry
Some notes on the Minimalist Program
Hisatsugu Kitahara
3–15
Part II: Minimalist Tools and Architectural Concerns
Move F and PF/LF defectiveness
Brian Agbayani and Masao Ochi
19–34
True optionality: When the grammar doesn’t mind
Theresa Biberauer and Marc Richards
35–67
Focus and clause structuration in the minimalist program
Aritz Irurtzun
68–96
Symmetry in syntax
Masakazu Kuno
97–114
Japanese topic-constructions in the minimalist view of the syntax-semantics interface
Takashi Munakata
115–159
Weak pronouns, object shift, and multiple spell-out: Evidence for phases at the PF interface
Marc Richards
160–181
Merge, derivational C-command, and subcategorization in a label-free syntax
T. Daniel Seely
182–217
Part III: Minimalist Tools and Empirical Pay-offs
He himself and binding domains in a minimalist framework
Gerardo Fernández-Salgueiro and Michael R. Marlo
221–231
A minimalist analysis of Japanese passives
Takuya Goro
233–248
A minimalist view on long passive
Hirohisa Kiguchi
249–267
Null arguments and case-driven Agree in Turkish
Balkız Öztürk
268–287
On tough-movement
Milan Rezac
288–325
Spanish existentials and other accusative constructions
Miguel Rodríguez-Mondonedo
326–394
Index
395–399
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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