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The Minimalist Program : The Minimalist Program - Noam Chomsky

The Minimalist Program

The Minimalist Program

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"The Minimalist Program" consists of four recent essays that attempt to situate linguistic theory in the broader cognitive sciences. In these essays the minimalist approach to linguistic theory is formulated and progressively developed. Building on the theory of principles and parameters and, in particular, on principles of economy of derivation and representation, the minimalist framework takes Universal Grammar as providing a unique computational system, with derivations driven by morphological properties, to which the syntactic variation of languages is also restricted. Within this theoretical framework, linguistic expressions are generated by optimally efficient derivations that must satisfy the conditions that hold on interface levels, the only levels of linguistic representation. The interface levels provide instructions to two types of performance systems, articulatory-perceptual and conceptual- intentional. All syntactic conditions, then, express properties of these interface levels, reflecting the interpretive requirements of language and keeping to very restricted conceptual resources. The Essays "Principles and Parameters Theory." "Some Notes on Economy of Derivation and Representation." "A Minimalist Program for Linguistic Theory." "Categories and Transformations in a Minimalist Framework."

Introductionp. 1
The Theory of Principles and Parametersp. 13
Some Notes on Economy of Derivation and Representationp. 129
A Minimalist Program for Linguistic Theoryp. 167
Categories and Transformationsp. 219
Referencesp. 395
Indexp. 411
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ISBN: 9780262531283
ISBN-10: 0262531283
Series: The Minimalist Program
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 426
Published: 28th September 1995
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 16.7  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.58