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Query:   Diachrony and the Minimalist Program
Author:  sfisher sfisher
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Summary:   A few weeks ago I posted a query on the 'list regarding references for
studies carried out within the framework of the Minimalist
Program. Thanks a lot for the answers and here are they are in a "kind
of" shortened version :-).

Mark Douglas Arnold ( offered his dissertation
about the loss of verb movement in English of which a highly condensed
versions can be found in the Proceedings of NELS 26, and the
Proceedings of WCCFL 15.

Arnold, Mark D. (1996). Double Object Constructions and Indirect
Object Passives: Problems Posed by History", in Proceedings of WCCFL
15, pp. 1-15.

Arnold, Mark D. (1995a). Case, Periphrastic "do", and the Loss of
Verb Movement in English". PhD dissertation, University of Maryland.

Arnold, Mark D. (1995b). "Notations of Economy in Language Chance:
The Spread of Perphrastic "do", in Proceedings of NELS 26, pp.

Deborah Arteaga ( has done some studies on Old
French within the framework of Minimalism, of which I only list the
newest ones, the others can be seen on her homepage, accessible


Deborah Artega (to appear). Sobre la construcci=F3n de complemento
objeto doble en el franc=E9s antiguo, in: "Revista de filologia
francesa de la Universidad complutense de Madrid".

-/-. (1995). On Old French Genitive Constructions, selected
proceedings from the Twenty-second Linguistic _Symposium on the
Romance Languages, in "Contemporary Research in Romance Linguistics:
Papers from the 22nd Linguistic Symposium on the Romance languages,
pp. 79 - 90.

-/-. (1995) On Strong and Weak Possessives in Old French, in:
"Language Quarterly 333, pp. 67-80.

Cassian Braconnier ( informed me about a book by
Jean-Yves Pollock which touches upon Diachrony and MP.

Jean-Yves Pollock, Langage et cognition, Introduction au programme
minimaliste de la grammaire generative, especially pages 148, 153,
160 and 166.

Mark Hale ( informed me about an article he
is just about to finish, a book of his of which the syntax portion is
written in the minimalism framework, as well as about an article in
the NELS:

Mark Hale (to appear) The Diachronic Implications of Mimimalism,
in: "Interdisciplinary Syntax"

- / - (to appear), "Theory and Method in Historical Linguistics",

Stefan Frisch, (1995), Evidence for Economy of Projection in
Historical Change, "NELS", Vol 2.p.191 - 203.

Henrik Rosenkvist (Henrik contributed:

Eithne Guilfoyle (1995) Infinitivals and the Transparency
Principle Revisited, in: "NELS", Vol 2. p.205 - 209.

And Luis Silva-Villar ( told me about his

Silva-Villar, Luis (1996). Enclisis in Northwestern Iberian
Languages: A Diachronic Theory. University of California, Los

Thanks again to everyone for your contributions and interest. I'll
eagerly accept further informations on Diachrony and Minimalism :-).


LL Issue: 8.1097
Date Posted: 26-Jul-1997
Original Query: Read original query


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