LINGUIST List 32.3765

Thu Dec 02 2021

Books: Recursive Syntax: Galasso

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Date: 23-Nov-2021
From: Ulrich Lueders <>
Subject: Recursive Syntax: Galasso
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Title: Recursive Syntax
Subtitle: A Minimalist Perspective on Recursion as the Core Property of Human Language, and its Role in the Generative Grammar Enterprise
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 61
Published: 2021
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

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Author: Joseph Galasso
Paperback: ISBN: 9783969390870 Pages: 268 Price: Europe EURO 74.80 Comment: student discount 50%

This book is about the recursive nature of syntax, its various spin-off implications, and the singular role it has played in the shaping of the generative grammar enterprise of Noam Chomsky. It takes as its point of departure four classic sentences which allows for an analysis of how recursive, embedded structures serve as a bricolage template for the formation of human language. Other topics which are informed by our discussion of recursive analyses are included as Five Notes, which include the Dual Mechanism Model, Problems of Projection, Proto-language, Recursive Implementation in AI, and the Brain.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng)

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