Working Minimalism


The essays in this book present explicit syntactic analyses that adhere to programmatic minimalist guidelines. Thus they show how the guiding ideas of minimalism can shape the construction of a new, more explanatory theory of the syntactic component of the human language faculty.

Contributors: Zeljko Boskovic, Samuel David Epstein, Robert Freidin, Erich M. Groat, Norbert Hornstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, Howard Lasnik, Roger Martin, Jairo Nunes, Norvin Richards, Juan Uriagereka, Amy Weinberg

Current Studies in Linguistics No. 32

Table of Contents

  1. Contributors
  2. Introduction

    Samuel David Epstein and Norbert Hornstein

  3. 1. Case, the Extended Projection Principle, and Minimalism

    Roger Martin

  4. 2. Raising the Case of Expletives

    Erich M. Groat

  5. 3. Minimalism and Quantifier Raising

    Norbert Hornstein

  6. 4. Eliminating * as a Feature (of Traces)

    Hisatsugu Kitahara

  7. 5. Cyclicity and Minimalism

    Robert Freidin

  8. 6. Featural Cyclicity and the Ordering of Multiple Specifiers

    Norvin Richards

  9. 7. On Multiple Feature Checking: Multiple -Fronting and Multiple Head Movement

    Željko Bošković

  10. 8. Chains of Arguments

    Howard Lasnik

  11. 9. Linearization of Chains and Phonetic Realization of Chain Links

    Jairo Nunes

  12. 10. Multiple Spell-Out

    Juan Uriagereka

  13. 11. A Minimalist Theory of Human Sentence Processing

    Amy Weinberg

  14. 12. Un-Principled Syntax: The Derivation of Syntactic Relations

    Samuel David Epstein

  15. Index