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LINGUIST List 22.4456

Tue Nov 08 2011

Books: Ling Theories/Syntax: Müller

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Constraints on Displacement: Müller


Message 1: Constraints on Displacement: Müller
Date: 08-Nov-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Constraints on Displacement: Müller
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Title: Constraints on Displacement
Subtitle: A phase-based approach
Series Title: Language Faculty and Beyond 7
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/lfab.7

Author: Gereon Müller
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284082 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284082 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208248 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208248 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208248 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

This monograph sets out to derive the effects of standard constraints on
displacement like the Minimal Link Condition (MLC) and the Condition on
Extraction Domain (CED) from more basic principles in a minimalist approach.
Assuming that movement via phase edges is possible only in the presence of
edge features on phase heads, simple restrictions can be introduced on when
such edge features can be inserted derivationally. The resulting system is
shown to correctly predict MLC/CED effects (including certain exceptions, like
intervention without c-command and melting). In addition, it derives operator-
island effects, a restriction on extraction from verb-second clauses, and island
repair by ellipsis. The approach presupposes that syntactic operations apply in
a fixed order: Timing emerges as crucial. Thus, the book provides new
arguments for a strictly derivational organization of syntax. Accordingly, it
should be of interest not only to all syntacticians working on islands, but more
generally to all scholars interested in the overall organization of grammar.

Linguistic Field(s): Generative Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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