Linguistic Minimalism Origins, Concepts, Methods, and Aims

ISBN-10: 0199297584

ISBN-13: 9780199297580

Edition: 2006

Authors: Cedric Boeckx

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Boeckx examines the foundations and explains the underlying philosophy of the Minimalist Program for linguistic theory, the most radical version to date of Noam Chomsky's naturalistic approach to language. He exemplifies its methods, considers the significance of its results, and explores its roots and antecedents. He disentangles and clarifies current debates and shows how the Minimalist Program lies at the centre of the enterprise to understand the human language faculty. The book is written for everyone in and outside the field who wants to know about current developments in theoretical linguistics.
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 9.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Thom W. Rooke, MD, Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, and Head, Section of Vascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic; John and Posy Krehbiel Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine; Rochester, Minnesota, USATimothy M. Sullivan, MD, FACS, FACC, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, North Central Heart Institute, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USAMichael R. Jaff, DO, Director, Vascular Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
The Minimalist Gamble
Minimalism in a nutshell
How to approach minimalism
Author's aims
The Minimalist Roots
The birth of modern biolinguistics
Levels of adequacy
The poverty of stimulus, and what must be done about it
Computational properties of the language organ
Early results
Later developments
Parameters
Conclusion
The Minimalist Core
The Government-Binding model
Why take Government-Binding as a starting point?
Some generalizations
Taking stock
The notion of 'program' and how it applies to minimalism
Program vs. theory
Lakatos on research programs
Conclusion
The Minimalist Impact
The Galilean style in science
Why-questions
Beauty in science
The Galilean style and biology
Linguistics as biology
Two scientific cultures
Back to laws of form
The evolution of the language faculty
Language and cognition
Conclusion
The Minimalist Highlights
Caveat lector
Evaluating the objections to the program
Specific minimalist analyses
Control
Copies and linearization
A constraint on multiple wh-fronting
Successive cyclicity
Bare phrase structure
Sluicing
Parasitic gaps
Existential constructions
Conclusion
The Minimalist Seduction
Glossary
References
Index
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