Minimalism and Beyond

Radicalizing the interfaces

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| Universität Potsdam
| Indiana University, Bloomington
| Universität Potsdam
| Universität Potsdam
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The Minimalist Program is just that, a “program”. It is a challenge for syntacticians to reexamine the constructs of their models and ask what is minimally needed in order to accomplish the essential task of syntax – interfacing between form and meaning. This volume pushes Minimalism to its empirical and theoretical limits, and brings together some of the most innovative and radical ideas to have emerged in the attempt to reduce Universal Grammar to the bare output conditions imposed by these conceptually necessary interfaces. The contributors include both leading theoreticians and well-known practitioners of minimalism; the papers thus both respond to broad questions about the nature of human language and the architecture of grammar, and provide careful analyses of specific linguistic problems. Overarching issues of syntactic computation are considered, such as the role of formal features, the mechanics of movement and the property of displacement, the construction of words and phrases, the nature of Spell-Out, and, more generally, the forces driving operations. The volume has the potential to reach a wide audience, favoring inter-theoretical debate with a concise state-of-the-art panorama on Minimalism and advances about its future developments.
[Language Faculty and Beyond, 11]  2014.  vi, 423 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
1–3
List of contributors
5–6
I. Minimalism: Quo Vadis?
A program for the Minimalist Program
Norbert Hornstein and William Idsardi
9–34
II. Exploring features in syntax
On feature interpretability and inheritance
Marcel den Dikken
37–55
On the need for formal features in the narrow syntax
Michael T. Putnam and Antonio Fábregas
56–77
Adjunct Control and edge features
Jairo Nunes
79–108
On the uninterpretability of interpretable features
Hedde Zeijlstra
109–128
The Merge Condition: A syntactic approach to selection
Susi Wurmbrand
130–166
III. Radicalizing the interfaces
Chains in Minimalism
Roger Martin and Juan Uriagereka
169–194
Multiattachment syntax, “Movement” effects, and Spell-Out
Steven L. Franks
195–235
Flavors of movement: Revisiting the A/A′ distinction
Peter Kosta and Diego Gabriel Krivochen
236–266
Minimalism and I-Morphology
Anna Maria Di Sciullo
267–286
A minimalist approach to roots
E. Phoevos Panagiotidis
287–303
Computations at the interfaces in child grammar
Teodora Radeva-Bork
304–314
Intensionality, grammar, and the sententialist hypothesis
Wolfram Hinzen, Michelle Sheehan and Ulrich Reichard
315–349
What is and what is not problematic about the T-model
Natalia Slioussar
350–362
Regarding the Third Factor: Arguments for a CLASH model
Juan Uriagereka
363–391
The role of arbitrariness from a minimalist point of view
Manfred Bierwisch
392–415
Index
417–419
“These deeply informed and carefully argued papers are very welcome. Speaking personally, my viewpoint is often somewhat different, but I am delighted to have these outstanding papers as a challenge and stimulus to thought, and am confident that others concerned with the fundamental nature of language will react the same way.”
“This excellent collection ably demonstrates how the minimalist program continues to raise exciting conceptual, technical, and empirical questions for linguistic theory. The individual papers provide detailed analyses bearing on these questions and elucidating the breadth and depth of the general pursuit of minimalist answers, now in its third decade.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014009595