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Title: Dynamic Antisymmetry
Written By: Andrea Moro
URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/promotions/books/MORKHF00
Series Title: Linguistic Inquiry Monographs #38
Description:

The central idea of Dynamic Antisymmetry is that movement and phrase structure are not independent properties of grammar; more specifically, that movement is triggered by the geometry of phrase structure. Assuming a minimalist framework, movement is traced back to the necessity for natural language to organize words in linear order at the interface with the perceptual-articulatory module. Andrea Moro uses this innovative perspective to analyze several empirical domains, focusing on small clauses, split wh-movement, and clitic constructions. In a final speculative chapter, he examines the general consequences for the design of grammar implied by Dynamic Antisymmetry. The book is self-contained, with a synopsis of current theories of movement and a synthetic presentation of the theory of antisymmetry. An appendix presents the essentials of a unified theory of copular sentences, which plays a central role in the argument and has several important consequences for syntax, for example, for expletives and locality.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: MIT Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0262632012
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Pages: 148

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 026213375X
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