Skip to content

Understanding Minimalist Syntax Lessons from Locality in Long-Distance Dependencies

Best in textbook rentals since 2012!

ISBN-10: 1405157941

ISBN-13: 9781405157940

Edition: 2007

Authors: Cedric Boeckx

List price: $119.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


Understanding Minimalist Syntax introduces the logic of the Minimalist Program by analyzing well-known descriptive generalizations about long-distance dependencies. Proposes a new theory of how long-distance dependencies are formed, with implications for theories of locality, and the Minimalist Program as a whole Rich in empirical coverage, which will be welcomed by experts in the field, yet accessible enough for students looking for an introduction to the Minimalist Program
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $119.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/16/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.10" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 0.858

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

Introductory Remarks
The Framework
Outline of the Book: Goals and Structure
The Marks of Successive Cyclicity (The What-Question)
Subjacency and the Emergence of Successive Cyclicity
The Evidence
Morpho-syntactic evidence from, overtly stranded pieces
The Distribution of Intermediate Landing Sites (The Where-Question)
Punctuated vs. Uniform Paths
The Difficulties Faced by Punctuated Path Hypotheses
Phases: an overview
Conceptual arguments for phases
Arguments against phases
Old problems for phases
No empirical argument for phases
The Timing of Intermediate Steps of Movement (The When-Question)
Early vs. Late Successive Cyclicity
Takahashi (1994)
The Evidence for Early Successive Cyclic Movement
Background information on applicatives
The need for early successive cyclic movement
Potential Arguments for Late Successive Cyclic Movement
Sub-extraction out of a moved element
Intervening traces
Object agreement
The Motivation for Intermediate Movement Steps (The Why-Question)
Last Resort
Problematic Cases
Successive cyclicity
Anti-locality and Successive Cyclicity
Anti-locality and Last Resort
The Why-Question
Alternative Views on Successive Cyclicity
Tag-based Accounts
An Agreement-based Account
Prolific Domains
Greed-based Approaches
Successive Cyclicity and Other Aspects of Locality
The Standard View on Islands
Puzzles for the Standard View
Movement, freezing, and escape hatch
Island by default?
Ross's View
Agreement and Islandhood
Concluding Remarks