A theory of syntax : minimal operations and universal grammar
|出版者||Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press|
|大きさ||ix, 194 p. ; 23 cm|
|概要||Human language seems to have arisen roughly within the last 50,000-100,000 years. In evolutionary terms, this is the mere blink of an eye. If this is correct, then much of what we consider distinctive...to language must in fact involve operations available in pre-linguistic cognitive domains. In this book Norbert Hornstein, one of the most influential linguists working on syntax, discusses a topical set of issues in syntactic theory, including a number of original proposals at the cutting edge of research in this area. He provides a theory of the basic grammatical operations and suggests that there is only one that is distinctive to language. If this theory is correct then this narrows the evolutionary gap between verbal and non-verbal primates, thus facilitating the rapid evolutionary emergence of our linguistic capacity. Book jacket.続きを見る|
|目次||Minimalism and Darwin's problem
Labels, recursion and movement
Some thoughts on adjunction
The emerging picture : basic operations, FL and the minimalist program
Stop AGREEing! keep moving!
Conclusions, consequences and more questions.
|一般注記||Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-189) and index|
|件 名||LCSH:Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax
LCSH:Minimalist theory (Linguistics)
LCSH:Language and languages -- Origin 全ての件名で検索
|巻冊次||: pbk ; ISBN:9780521728812
: hardback ; ISBN:9780521449700