By Norbert Hornstein, Jairo Nunes, Kleanthes K. Grohmann

Minimalist versions of grammar are built logically during this quantity and the ways that they distinction with GB research are in actual fact defined. Spanning a decade of minimalist considering, the textbook will allow scholars to higher comprehend the questions and difficulties that minimalism invitations, and to grasp the ideas of minimalist research. Over a hundred workouts are supplied, encouraging scholars to place their new talents into perform. The publication could be a useful textual content for intermediate and complicated scholars of syntactic thought, in addition to a pretty good starting place for extra research and study inside of Chomsky's minimalist framework.

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As noted, the kinds of information that GB-modules track are very different. Thus, -roles are different from Casefeatures, anaphors are different from bounding nodes, reciprocals are not empty categories, and so on. What lends conceptual unity to these diverse modules is the fact that their reach/applicability is limited to domains defined in terms of government. Case is assigned under government, as are -roles. Binding is checked within minimal domains that are defined using governors. The ECP and Subjacency are stated in terms of barriers, which are in turn defined via government.

Binding is checked within minimal domains that are defined using governors. The ECP and Subjacency are stated in terms of barriers, which are in turn defined via government. There is thus an abstract conceptual unity provided by this key relation to otherwise very diverse modules. 2, at least from a minimalist point 7 For early minimalist perspectives on the status, history, and place of GB-modules, see, for example, the collection of papers in Webelhuth (1995b). 2005 5:36PM Some architectural issues in a minimalist setting 25 of view.

Here they has the ‘‘wrong Case,’’ nominative instead of accusative. On the assignment story, this follows because loves only assigns accusative Case and they is governed by loves. Similarly, we can assume that loves only checks accusative Case and that the Case mismatch between nominative-marked they and accusative-bearing loves results in ungrammaticality. Finally, let’s consider the existential construction like (15a) below. 14 Leaving a more detailed discussion of these constructions to chapters 9 and 10, we would just like to point out that in addition to resorting to SS, the analysis in terms of Case-assignment may also require a considerable enrichment of the theoretical apparatus.

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