This book presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
The minimal-er program. Contents: 1. Leading ideas in the study of language; 2. The Minimalist Program; 3. The Computational System; 4. Phrase Markers in a Minimalist Program; 5. Properties of the Transformational Component; 6. Order; 7. Some residual problems.