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LINGUIST List 17.1456

Fri May 12 2006

Books: Syntax: Boeckx (Ed)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Minimalist Essays: Boeckx (Ed)


Message 1: Minimalist Essays: Boeckx (Ed)
Date: 09-May-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Minimalist Essays: Boeckx (Ed)


Title: Minimalist Essays
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 91
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%2091

Editor: Cedrick Boeckx, Harvard University
Hardback: ISBN: 9027233551 Pages: 399 Price: U.S. $ 156.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027233551 Pages: 399 Price: Europe EURO 130.00
Abstract:

The Minimalism Program is many things to many researchers, and there are by
now many alternative versions of it. Central to all is the fundamental
question: to what extent is the human language faculty an optimal solution
to minimal design specifications. Taken as a whole, the volume outlines the
main features of Minimalism, its historical and conceptual sources, and
provides an illustration of minimalist theorizing by looking at several
properties of the syntactic component of grammar. Some contributions
concentrate on what kind of computational tools are made available in a
minimalist syntactic component, and how the computational system interacts
with external and interface domains of the mind/brain. Other contributions
specifically focus on direct empirical gains that emerge from adopting
minimalist guidelines.





Table of contents

Acknowledgements vii

List of contributors ix-xi

Overview
Cedric Boeckx xiii-xv

Part I: Minimalism: A Point of Entry

Some notes on the Minimalist Program
Hisatsugu Kitahara 3-15

Part II: Minimalist Tools and Architectural Concerns
Move F and PF/LF defectiveness
Brian Agbayani and Masao Ochi 19-34

True optionality: When the grammar doesn't mind
M. Theresa Biberauer and Marc Richards 35-67

Focus and clause structuration in the minimalist program
Aritz Irurtzun 68-96

Symmetry in syntax
Masakazu Kuno 97-114

Japanese topic-constructions in the minimalist view of the syntax-semantics
interface
Takashi Munakata 115-159

Weak pronouns, object shift, and multiple spell-out: Evidence for phases at
the PF interface
Marc Richards 160-181

Merge, derivational C-command, and subcategorization in a label-free syntax
T. Daniel Seely 182-217

Part III: Minimalist Tools and Empirical Pay-offs

He, himself and binding domains in a minimalist framework
Gerardo Fernández-Salgueiro and Michael R. Marlo 221-231

A minimalist analysis of Japanese passives
Takuya Goro 233-248

A minimalist view on long passive
Hirohisa Kiguchi 249-267

Null arguments and case-driven Agree in Turkish
Balkız Öztürk 268-287

On tough-movement
Milan Rezac 288-325

Spanish existentials and other accusative constructions
Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo 326-394

Index 395-399

Linguistic Field(s): Generative Linguistics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)
                            Spanish (spa)
                            Turkish (tur)

Written In: English (eng )

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