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Books: Generative Syntax

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  1. Jud Wolfskill, Generative Syntax: Syntactic Structures Revisited, H. Lasnik

Message 1: Generative Syntax: Syntactic Structures Revisited, H. Lasnik

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 13:59:37 -0400
From: Jud Wolfskill <wolfskilMIT.EDU>
Subject: Generative Syntax: Syntactic Structures Revisited, H. Lasnik


The following is a book which readers of this list might find of
interest. For more information please visit
http://mitpress.mit.edu/promotions/books/LASSPS00


Syntactic Structures Revisited:
Contemporary Lectures on Classic Transformational Theory

Howard Lasnik

with Marcela Depiante and Arthur Stepanov


This book provides an introduction to some classic ideas and analyses
of transformational generative grammar, viewed both on their own terms
and from a more modern, or minimalist perspective. The major focus is
on the set of analyses treating English verbal morphology. The book
shows how the analyses in Chomsky's classic Syntactic Structures
actually work, filling in underlying assumptions and often unstated
formal particulars. From there the book moves to successive
theoretical developments and revisions--both in general and in
particular as they pertain to inflectional verbal morphology. After
comparing Chomsky's economy-based account with his later minimalist
approach, the book concludes with a hybrid theory of English verbal
morphology that includes elements of both Syntactic Structures and A
Minimalist Program for Linguistic Theory.


Howard Lasnik is Professor of Linguistics at the University of
Connecticut. He is the coauthor of A Course in GB Syntax (MIT Press,
1988). Marcela Depiante and Arthur Stepanov are graduate students in
linguistics at the University of Connecticut.


7 x 9, 224 pp., paper ISBN 0-262-62133-9, cloth ISBN 0-262-12222-7

Current Studies in Linguistics #33



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