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Title: Explorations of Phase Theory
Subtitle: Interpretation at the Interfaces
Edited By: Kleanthes K. Grohmann
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110205213-1
Series Title: Interface Explorations [IE] 17
Description:

Over the past decade, many issues leading towards refining the model have
been identified for a theory of syntax under minimalist assumptions. One of
the central questions within the current theoretical model, Phase Theory,
is architectural in nature: Assuming a minimal structure of the grammar,
how does the computational system manipulate the grammar to construct a
well-formed derivation that takes items from the mental lexicon to the
interpretive interfaces? This collection addresses this issue by exploring
the design of the grammar and the tools of the theory in order to shed
light on the nature of the interpretive interfaces, Logical Form and
Phonetic Form, and their role in the syntactic computation.

The chapters in this volume collectively contribute to a better
understanding of the mapping from syntax to PF on the one hand, especially
issues concerning prosody and Spell-Out, and semantic interpretation at LF
on the other, including interpretive and architectural issues of more
conceptual nature. Apart from careful case studies and specific data
analysis for a number of languages, the material contained here also has
repercussions for Phase Theory in general, theoretical underpinnings as
well as modifications of syntactic mechanisms.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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ISBN-13: 9783110213959
Pages: 282
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ISBN-13: 9783110205213
Pages: 282
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