Bare Syntax by Cedric Boeckx
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Bare Syntax
By Cedric Boeckx

Bare Syntax

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Bare Syntax by Cedric Boeckx

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This important contribution to the Minimalist Program offers a comprehensive theory of locality and new insights into phrase structure and syntactic cartography. It unifies central components of the grammar and increases the symmetry in syntax. Its central hypothesis has broad empirical application and at the same time reinforces the central premise of minimalism that language is an optimal system. Cedric Boeckx focuses on two core components of grammar: phrase structure and locality. He argues that the domains which render syntactic processes local (such as islands, bounding nodes, barriers, and phases in all their cartographic manifestations) are better understood once reduced to, or combined with, the basic syntactic operation, Merge, and its core representation, the X-bar schema. In a detailed examination of the mechanism of phrasal projection or labelling he shows that viewing chains as X-bar phrases allows conditions on chain formation or movement to be captured. Clearly argued, accessibly written, and illustrated with examples from a wide range of languages, Bare Syntax will appeal to linguists and others interested in syntactic theory at graduate level and above.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199534241
ISBN-10: 0199534241
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 160mm x 20mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Cedric Boeckx

Cedric Boeckx is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Harvard University. His books include Linguistic Minimalism (OUP 2006) and Understanding Minimalist Syntax (Blackwell 2007).

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