Minimalist Investigations in Linguistic Theory

By Howard Lasnik

© 2004 – Routledge

208 pages

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About the Book

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

About the Author

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General