Towards a Derivational Syntax

Towards a Derivational Syntax

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This volume explores recent advancements in the Minimalist Program that adopt Stroik s (1999, 2009) Survive Principle as the principle means of accounting for displacement phenomena in earlier versions of generative theory. These contributions bring to light many advantages and challenges that beset the Survive-minimalist framework, including topics such as the lexicon-syntax relationship, coordinate symmetries, scope, ellipsis, code-switching, and probe-goal relations. Despite the diverse, broad range of topics discussed in this volume, the papers are connected by a renewed investigation of Frampton a Gutmann s (2002) vision of a crash-proof syntax. This volume provides new and interesting perspectives on theoretical issues that have challenged the Minimalist Program since its inception and will provide ample food for thought for syntacticians working in the Minimalist tradition and beyond.qThis first perspective I will refer to as the proform theory of ellipsis. The opposing view holds that the meaning of elliptical sentences is computed in exactly the same way as that of non-elliptical sentences; in other words, that ellipsis sites are anbsp;...

Title:Towards a Derivational Syntax
Author:Michael T. Putnam
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2009


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