Understanding Minimalism

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Dezember 2005



A clear introduction to the principles and techniques of the Minimalist Program in generative syntax. Understanding Minimalism is a state-of-the-art introduction to the Minimalist Program the current model of syntactic theory within generative linguistics. Accessibly written, it presents the basic principles and techniques of the minimalist program in a step-by-step fashion. Over 100 exercises are provided, encouraging students to put these new skills into practice.


1. The minimalist project; 2. Some architectural issues in a minimalist setting; 3. Theta domains; 4. Case domains; 5. Movement and minimality effects; 6. Phrase structure; 7. Linearization; 8. Binding theory; 9. Feature interpretability and feature checking; 10. Derivational economy.


Norbert Hornstein is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Maryland. Jairo Nunes is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kleanthes Grohmann is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Cyprus.
EAN: 9780521531948
ISBN: 0521531942
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics'. 72 diagrams, 132 exercises. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Pr.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2005
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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