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The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax

Author: Marcel den Dikken
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics.
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A comprehensive survey of the field of generative syntactic research in all its variety, written by leading experts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Den Dikken, Marcel.
Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel den Dikken
ISBN: 9781107341210 1107341213 9781107344969 1107344964 9780511804571 0511804571
OCLC Number: 854970711
Notes: 5.2.3 Combining the Minimalist Program and Optimality Theory.
Description: 1 online resource (1166 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Part I Background; 1 Introduction; 1.1 The handbook of generative syntax: aims, structure, and scope; 1.1.1 Aims; 1.1.2 Structure; 1.1.3 Scope: what is and is not included in this handbook; 1.2 The theory of generative syntax: themes, seams, and dreams; 1.2.1 The beginnings of generative syntax, and its central goal; 1.2.2 Abstractness; 1.2.3 Phrase-structure rules and X-bar Theory; 1.2.4 Transformations, and non-transformational generative approaches; 1.2.5 Economy of derivation, representation, and theory design. 1.2.6 Levels of syntactic representation, and the interfaces with the interpretive systems1.2.7 Feature checking, and the trigger for movement; 1.2.8 Mapping functional structure; 1.2.9 The autonomy of syntax; 1.2.10 The locus of variation, and the nature of parameters; 1.2.11 Testing syntactic theory experimentally; 2 Brief overview of the history of generative syntax; 2.1 Background and outline; 2.2 The earliest generative approaches: Syntactic Structures and Aspects; 2.2.1 Transformations and generalized transformations; 2.2.2 Chomsky (1965). 2.3 The syntax/semantics interface in early generative grammar and beyond2.4 The development of phrase structure; 2.4.1 Phrase structure grammars; 2.4.2 X-bar Theory; 2.4.3 Bare Phrase Structure and cartography; 2.5 Rules and filters versus principles; 2.6 Derivations; 2.7 The advent of economy principles in Principles and Parameters theory; 2.8 Concluding remarks; Notes; 3 Goals and methods of generative syntax; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Goals; 3.2.1 The universalist goal; 3.2.2 The particularist goal; 3.2.3 Parametric theory; 3.2.4 The typological goal and difficulties with parametric theory. 3.2.5 Levels of adequacy and the 'third factor in language design'3.3 Methods; 3.3.1 Introspective data: advantages and limitations; 3.3.2 The richness of conversational data; 3.3.3 Semantic data and syntactic autonomy; 3.4 Non-P-and-P generative approaches; 3.5 Cognitive-Functional Linguistics; 3.6 Conclusion; Notes; Part II Modern generative approaches to the study of sentence structure; 4 Principles and Parameters theory and Minimalism; 4.1 Government and Binding Theory; 4.2 The Minimalist Program; 4.2.1 Syntactic interfaces and levels of representations; 4.2.2 Last resort. 4.2.3 Government4.2.4 The Inclusiveness Condition; 4.2.4.1 The copy theory of movement; 4.2.4.2 Bare Phrase Structure and late insertion; 4.2.5 Economy and optionality; 4.2.6 Covert movement/dependencies; 4.2.7 Features and feature checking; 4.3 Conclusion; Notes; 5 Minimalism and Optimality Theory; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Some characteristic features of the Minimalist Program and Optimality Theory; 5.2.1 The Minimalist Program; 5.2.2 Optimality Theory; 5.2.2.1 Shared basic ideas; 5.2.2.2 An illustration; 5.2.2.3 OT-syntax is a meta-theory or program, not a theory.
Series Title: Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics.
Other Titles: Handbook of Generative Syntax
Generative Syntax
Responsibility: edited by Marcel den Dikken.

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