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Syntactic Structures Revisited : Contemporary Lectures on Classic Transformational Theory - Howard Lasnik

Syntactic Structures Revisited

Contemporary Lectures on Classic Transformational Theory


Published: 4th February 2000
For Ages: 18+ years old
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with Marcela Depiante and Arthur Stepanov

This book provides an introduction to some classic ideas and analyses of transformational generative grammar, viewed both on their own terms and from a more modern, or minimalist perspective. The major focus is on the set of analyses treating English verbal morphology. The book shows how the analyses in Chomsky's classic Syntactic Structures actually work, filling in underlying assumptions and often unstated formal particulars. From there the book moves to successive theoretical developments and revisions—both in general and in particular as they pertain to inflectional verbal morphology. After comparing Chomsky's economy-based account with his later minimalist approach, the book concludes with a hybrid theory of English verbal morphology that includes elements of both Syntactic Structures and A Minimalist Program for Linguistic Theory.

Current Studies in Linguistics No. 33

Structure and Infinity of Human Language
Transformational Grammar
Verbal Morphology: Syntactic Structures and Beyond
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ISBN: 9780262621335
ISBN-10: 0262621339
Series: Syntactic Structures Revisited
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 4th February 2000
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 17.3  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.39