By Michael T. Putnam

ISBN-10: 902725527X

ISBN-13: 9789027255273

ISBN-10: 9027289417

ISBN-13: 9789027289414

This quantity explores fresh developments within the Minimalist software that undertake Stroik’s (1999, 2009) live on precept because the precept technique of accounting for displacement phenomena in past models of generative concept. those contributions deliver to gentle many merits and demanding situations that beset the Survive-minimalist framework, together with subject matters comparable to the lexicon-syntax dating, coordinate symmetries, scope, ellipsis, code-switching, and probe-goal family. regardless of the varied, extensive diversity of subject matters mentioned during this quantity, the papers are hooked up by means of a renewed research of Frampton & Gutmann’s (2002) imaginative and prescient of a crash-proof syntax. This quantity presents new and engaging views on theoretical concerns that experience challenged the Minimalist software when you consider that its inception and should supply plentiful nutrients for proposal for syntacticians operating within the Minimalist culture and past.

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6) a. b. c. d. Merge {see, who} → see who Merge {Pat, {see, who} → Pat see who Merge {will, {Pat, {see, who}}} → will Pat see who Remerge {who, {will, {Pat. {see, who}}}} → who will Pat see who The emboldened wh-word in (6) indicates that this word has unchecked features and that, as a result, the LI continues to “survive” in NUM and can be Remerged into the SD to have its remaining features appropriately checked. In (6), the wh-displacement occurs not because of a Move-type operation but because the wh-element in NUM can be merged into the SD more than once.

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