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Linearization of Chains and Sideward Movement : Volume 43 - Jairo Nunes

Linearization of Chains and Sideward Movement

Volume 43

Paperback Published: 16th April 2004
ISBN: 9780262640558
Number Of Pages: 224
For Ages: 18+ years old

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This highly original monograph treats movement operations within the Minimalist Program. Jairo Nunes argues that traces are not grammatical primitives and that their properties follow from deeper features of the system, and, in particular, that the phonetic realization of traces is determined by linearization computations coupled with economy conditions regarding deletion. He proposes a version of the copy theory of movement according to which movement must be construed as a description of the interaction of the independent operations Copy, Merge, Form Chain, and Chain Reduction. Empirical evidence to support this claim includes instances of "sideward movement" between subtrees in a derivation. According to this analysis, the linearization of chains in the phonological component constrains sideward movement so that it is possible to account for standard properties of multiple gap constructions, including parasitic gap and ATB constructions, without construction-specific operations or principles that are not independently motivated. Theoretical linguists will find "Linearization of Chains and Sideward Movement" of great interest both theoretically and empirically. The version of the copy theory of movement proposed by Nunes will stir debate and shape future research in the field.

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"This book is a glorious example of high theory and its rich empirical implications. I consider it an example of syntactic analysis at its best. Every serious syntactician will have to read and react to this work. It is the most original and interesting work on syntax that I have read in recent years." - Norbert Hornstein, Professor of Linguistics, University of Maryland, College Park"

Series Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Linearization and Phonetic Realization of Chainsp. 7
Introductionp. 7
Advantages of the Copy Theory of Movementp. 10
Traces and the Linear Correspondence Axiomp. 15
Traces and Phonetic Realizationp. 17
Linearization of Chains and Phonetic Realization of Chain Linksp. 22
Remnant Movementp. 50
Conclusionp. 62
Traces, Uninterpretable Features, and Accessibility to the Computational Systemp. 65
Introductionp. 65
Traces and Uninterpretable Featuresp. 67
Traces and Accessibility to the Computational Systemp. 75
Conclusionp. 84
The Copy + Merge Theory and Sideward Movementp. 87
Introduction: The Copy + Merge Theory of Movementp. 87
Conditions on Chain Formationp. 91
Sideward Movementp. 93
Parasitic Gapsp. 95
Across-the-Board Extractionp. 127
Differences between Parasitic Gap and Across-the-Board Extraction Constructionsp. 135
Directionality of Sideward Movement and Cyclic Access to the Numerationp. 139
Sideward Movement and Cyclicity of Mergep. 144
Further Extensionsp. 155
Conclusionp. 158
Conclusionp. 161
Notesp. 163
Referencesp. 183
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780262640558
ISBN-10: 0262640554
Series: Linguistic Inquiry Monographs
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 16th April 2004
Publisher: AMITY PUB CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.49  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.3

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