9780631210948

Minimalist Analysis

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  • ISBN13:

    9780631210948

  • ISBN10:

    0631210946

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-01-26
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

This volume presents an introduction to the basic ideas and concepts of minimalism, arguably the most important recent development in syntax.

Author Biography

Howard Lasnik is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut. He has played a prominent role in syntactic theorizing from the extended Standard Theory, through Government-Binding Theory, to Minimalism. He is the author of Move Alpha: Conditions on Its Application and Output (with Mamoru Saito), 1992; An Invitation to Cognitive Science, Vol. 1, Language (with Daniel Osherson), 1990; Essays on Restrictiveness and Learnability, 1990; Essays on Anaphora, 1989; and A Course in GB Syntax: Lectures on Binding and Empty categories (with Juan Uriagereka), 1988. He is also editor, with Daniel Osherson, of An Invitation to Cognitive Science, Vol. 1, Language (1990).

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Original Publication Details x
Introduction
1(6)
On the Subject of Infinitives (with Mamoru Saito)
7(18)
Introduction
7(1)
Evidence for Raising
8(5)
When Does Raising Take Place?
13(6)
Postal's B-Verbs versus W-Verbs
19(2)
Raising Questions
21(3)
Conclusion
24(1)
Lectures on Minimalist Syntax
25(49)
Introduction
26(1)
Levels of Representation: Case Considerations
26(3)
The ``Extended Projection Principle''
29(1)
Case and Expletives
30(7)
[Spec, Agro]: Further Arguments
37(4)
The Problem of Apparent S-structure Requirements
41(1)
Antecedent Contained Deletion
42(18)
More on Reconstruction
60(3)
The PRO Theorem Reconsidered
63(4)
Some Remaining Issues
67(7)
Case and Expletives Revisited: on Greed and other Human Failings
74(23)
Introduction
74(1)
Greed
75(3)
An Alternative to Greed: Enlightened Self Interest
78(7)
The Nature of ``Partitive'' Case
85(1)
The Structure of Inherent Case
86(5)
Conclusion
91(6)
Verbal Morphology: Syntactic Structures Meets the Minimalist Program
97(23)
Introduction
97(2)
French versus English
99(1)
An Economy Approach
99(3)
A Minimalist-Lexicalist Approach
102(2)
A Hybrid Approach
104(4)
Further Evidence from VP Ellipsis
108(7)
Conclusion
115(5)
Appendix
115(5)
Last Resort
120(31)
The Driving Force for A-Movement
120(2)
Greed
122(3)
Existential Constructions
125(2)
Enlightened Self Interest
127(5)
LF Feature Movement
132(8)
Raising to [Spec, Agro]: Covert or Overt?
140(5)
Conclusion
145(6)
A Note on Pseudogapping
151(24)
Introduction
151(2)
Pseudogapping as Remnant Raising Plus VP Ellipsis
153(6)
Strong Features and PF Deletion
159(4)
PPs as Remnants
163(1)
Multiple Complements
164(6)
(Some Instances of) ACD as Parallel to Pseudogapping
170(3)
Conclusion
173(2)
On Certain Structural Aspects of Anaphora
175(11)
Introduction
175(1)
Where do the Binding Conditions Apply?
176(5)
Feature Movement and (Lack of) Binding
181(5)
Overt Raising to [Spec, Agro]
186(8)
Feature Movement and Control?
187(2)
Inherent Case as ``Structural''
189(1)
A Puzzling Divorce of Binding and Scope
190(4)
Bibliography 194(9)
Index 203

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