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Title: Understanding Minimalism
Written By: Norbert Hornstein
Jairo Nunes
Kleanthes K. Grohmann
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521824965
Series Title: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Description:

Understanding Minimalism is a state-of-the-art introduction to the
Minimalist Program - the current model of syntactic theory within
generative linguistics. Accessibly written, it presents the basic
principles and techniques of the minimalist program, looking firstly at
analyses within Government and Binding Theory (the Minimalist Program's
predecessor), and gradually introducing minimalist alternatives. Minimalist
models of grammar are presented in a step-by-step fashion, and the ways in
which they contrast with GB analyses are clearly explained. Spanning a
decade of minimalist thinking, this textbook will enable students to
develop a feel for the sorts of questions and problems that minimalism
invites, and to master the techniques of minimalist analysis. Over 100
exercises are provided, encouraging them to put these new skills into
practice. Understanding Minimalism will be an invaluable text for
intermediate and advanced students of syntactic theory, and will set a
solid foundation for further study and research within Chomsky's minimalist
framework.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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ISBN: 0521824966
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Pages: 296
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ISBN: 0521531942
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Pages: 296
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