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By Artemis Alexiadou

This quantity has its starting place within the GLOW convention on Universals hosted in Berlin in March 1999. The papers are involved either with formal in addition to with important universals. all of the contributions try and determine common houses of the language college, in addition to the resource of cross-linguistic version. They disguise quite a lot of empirical phenomena throughout languages equivalent to locality, deletion, verb periods, XP-split buildings, Quantifier elevating, the EPP, and the individual Case Constraint and so on. a number of the articles pay specific consciousness to the association of the grammar, the kind of operations which are powerful, the function of gains in picking version, and primitive notions of phrase-structure (c-command, Agree etc.). Others express how structural ameliorations catch semantic and morphological transformations inside a language and throughout languages, and the way those are the final word resource of linguistic version. The e-book is of fundamental curiosity to researchers and scholars in syntactic thought, comparative syntax, and linguistic edition.

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Cedric Boeckx In (29a) we have three elements of the same type (α). Attempting to relate the first and the third (in linear order) leads to a violation of Relativized Minimality. The situation in (29b) is more complex. The intervening element (second element in linear order) is of type (α). The first and the third elements which the grammar is trying to relate both contain an α feature. In addition, they contain a β feature which is missing from the intervener. Starke’s point is that if the first and the third element are α-related, the situation that obtains is equivalent to that in (29a), and is thus ruled out by Relativized Minimality.

26) a. there is/*are a man in the garden b. 9 On largely conceptual grounds, Chomsky (2000:123) dispenses with feature movement altogether and captures its effects via the operation Agree. The latter amounts to a process of feature checking (in his terms, valuation) at a distance. The summary of minimalist views on covert movement given here, especially the covert process that accounts for agreement in existential sentences   Cedric Boeckx will now enable us to examine Lasnik’s (in press) argument in favor of feature movement based on the how likely paradigm discussed in previous sections.

Pre- vs post-Spell-Out operations), much like in Chomsky (1993), but suggests that we view ‘covert operations’ as consisting not of movement of categories that happen to receive no pronunciation (as was the case in 1993, and in work within the GB-framework), but rather of movement of formal features. ) seeks to raise just F[eature]” (p. 262). Chomsky’s reasoning is that movement is triggered to check features. We therefore expect under Minimalist assumptions that if the computational component can raise just what is needed (features to carry out the checking operation), it will do so.

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