Elementary Syntactic Structures: Prospects of a Feature-Free by Cedric Boeckx

By Cedric Boeckx

such a lot syntacticians, irrespective of their theoretical persuasion, agree that includes (types or different types) are an important devices of study. inside of Chomskyan generative grammar, the significance of good points has grown progressively and inside minimalism, it may be acknowledged that every thing relies on gains. they're hindrances in any interdisciplinary research about the nature of language and it really is not easy to visualize a syntactic description that doesn't discover them. For the 1st time, this publication turns grammar the other way up and proposes a brand new version of syntax that's higher suited to interdisciplinary interactions, and indicates how syntax can continue freed from lexical impact. The empirical area tested is huge, and the entire basic devices and houses of syntax (categories, parameters, final hotel, labelling, and hierarchies) are rethought. starting up new avenues of research, this ebook might be beneficial to researchers and scholars in syntactic conception, and linguistics extra broadly.

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