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LINGUIST List 24.4693

Fri Nov 22 2013

Books: Eliminating Empty Categories: Krivochen, Kosta

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 22-Nov-2013
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Eliminating Empty Categories: Krivochen, Kosta
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Title: Eliminating Empty Categories
Subtitle: A Radically Minimalist View on Their Ontology and Justification
Series Title: Potsdam Linguistic Investigations / Potsdamer Linguistische Untersuchungen / Recherches Linguistiques à Potsdam - Band 11
Published: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?262728

Author: Diego Gabriel Krivochen
Author: Peter Kosta
Electronic: ISBN: 9783653025927 Pages: 203 Price: U.S. $ 55.95
Electronic: ISBN: 9783653025927 Pages: 203 Price: Europe EURO 42.9
Electronic: ISBN: 9783653025927 Pages: 203 Price: U.K. £ 34.3
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631627280 Pages: 203 Price: Europe EURO 42.90
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631627280 Pages: 203 Price: U.K. £ 34.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631627280 Pages: 203 Price: U.S. $ 55.95
Abstract:

This collaborative book has a twofold purpose. On the one hand, the authors present a new framework – Radical Minimalism. The development of such a framework, with a strong basis on mathematics and physics, was born out of the conviction that, if language is really a natural object, there is no a priori reason to study it in isolation from other natural systems. On the other hand, this work represents a significant simplification of the theory of displacement and so-called «empty categories» within the latest development of Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Hypothesis, applying Occam’s razor and fulfilling Lakatos’ requirements for scientific evolution. Radical Minimalism thus accounts not only for the phenomena orthodox minimalism has explanations for, but also for empirical problems that have not yet been taken into consideration.



Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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