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Principles and Parameters : An Introduction to Syntactic Theory - Peter W. Culicover

Principles and Parameters

An Introduction to Syntactic Theory

Paperback Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9780198700142
Number Of Pages: 464

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Principle and Parameters is a new textbook intended for the advanced undergraduate or postgraduate student of linguistics. In this readable and authoritative survey of the theory, incorporating much of Government and Binding (GB) theory, Peter Culicover summarizes the major proposals and results of Case theory, Theta theory, X'-theory, Binding theory, the theory of A- and A'- movement, locality conditions, and the theory of Logical Form (LF). He provides an up to date introduction to a number of more recent proposals, including Chomsky's Minimalist Program, Larsonian shells, and Kayne's Antisymmetry theory. A major concern and organizing principle of the book is to give the student an understanding of how specific methodological assumptions underlie the core analyses that have played a central role in the development of the theory. Each chapter is followed by an extensive set of exercises which lead the student from the point of applying the mechanics of the theory to developing and organizing new data, providing analyses, and exploring alternative hypotheses. There are also graded and annotated guides to further reading for each chapter, and, as a general aid to the student, a comprehensive glossary of terms.

one of the better books that are available on the market. It differentiates itself with the richness in iys range of topics, its overall attitude, and its ability to skillfully summarize some key words in the literature...Culicover is especially very skillful in extracting the essence of each theory and introducing it in a straightforward and user-friendly way./Murat Kural/Glot International, Volume 3, Issue 4, April 1998.

A Note on the Exercisesp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Foundations and Methodsp. 1
Further Readingp. 14
Arguments, Government, and Casep. 16
Case Resistancep. 51
Case Resistancep. 56
Binding Theoryp. 58
Where is Binding Theory?p. 78
Further Readingp. 87
A-Movementp. 89
Psych Predicatesp. 122
Further Readingp. 132
X′-Theoryp. 134
the Status of Grammatical Relationsp. 167
Further Readingp. 177
A′-Movementp. 179
Further Readingp. 226
Barriersp. 228
Strong and Weak Islandsp. 266
Further Readingp. 277
Lf Representationsp. 279
Further Readingp. 313
Binding and Logical Formp. 315
Further Readingp. 336
Head Movement and Minimalismp. 337
Further Readingp. 385
Gb Theory Roadmapp. 387
Glossary of Termsp. 388
Notesp. 403
Referencesp. 421
Indexp. 439
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ISBN: 9780198700142
ISBN-10: 0198700148
Series: Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st January 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.55  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Type: Annotated

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