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LINGUIST List 17.497

Thu Feb 16 2006

Books: Ling Theories/Syntax: Epstein, Seely

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Derivations in Minimalism: Epstein, Seely


Message 1: Derivations in Minimalism: Epstein, Seely
Date: 26-Jan-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Derivations in Minimalism: Epstein, Seely


Title: Derivations in Minimalism
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 111
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521010580

Author: Samuel David Epstein, University of Michigan
Author: T. Daniel Seely, Eastern Michigan University
Hardback: ISBN: 0521811805 Pages: 231 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521811805 Pages: 231 Price: U.S. $ 80.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521010586 Pages: 231 Price: U.S. $ 34.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521010586 Pages: 231 Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Abstract:

This pathbreaking study presents a new perspective on the role of
derivation, the series of operations by which sentences are formed. Working
within the Minimalist Program and focusing on English, the authors develop
an original theory of generative syntax, providing illuminating new
analyses of some central syntactic constructions. Two key questions are
explored: first, can the Extended Projection Principle (EPP) be eliminated
from Minimalist analysis without loss, and perhaps with a gain in empirical
coverage; and second, is the construct 'A-Chain' similarly eliminable? The
authors argue that neither EPP nor the A-chain is in fact a property of
Universal Grammar, but rather their descriptive content can be deduced from
independently motivated properties of lexical items, in accordance with
overarching principles governing derivation. In investigating these
questions, a range of new data is introduced, and existing data
re-analyzed, presenting a pioneering challenge to fundamental assumptions
in syntactic theory.

1. Orientation and goals
2. On the elimination of A-chains
3. On the elimination of the EPP
4. More challenges to the elimination of the EPP: some movement cases
5. Exploring architecture


Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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