Diachrony and the Minimalist Program
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) 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
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 Rosenkvist@nordlund.lu.se) contributed:
Eithne Guilfoyle (1995) Infinitivals and the Transparency
Principle Revisited, in: "NELS", Vol 2. p.205 - 209.
And Luis Silva-Villar (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 :-).
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