1st Edition

Minimalist Investigations in Linguistic Theory

ISBN 9780415340540
Published October 27, 2004 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Professor Howard Lasnik is one of the world's leading theoretical linguists. He has produced influential and important work in areas such as syntactic theory, logical form, and learnability. This collection of essays draws together some of his best work from his substantial contribution to linguistic theory.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Patterns of Verb Raising with Auxiliary 'Be'  3. Last Resort and Attract F  4. Levels of Representation and the Elements of Anaphora  5. Pseudogapping Puzzles  6. On Feature Strength  7. A Gap in an Ellipsis Paradigm  8. On a Scope Reconstruction Paradox  9. Some Reconstruction Riddles  10. Chains of Arguments

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Howard Lasnik is Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics at the University of Maryland. For over thirty years he has played a prominent role in syntactic theorizing in the Chomskian framework from the Extended Standard Theory and Government-Binding Theory to Minimalism. His most recent publications include Minimalist Analysis (1999) and Syntactic Structures Revisted (2000) with Marcela Depiante and Arthur Stepanov.