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By Juan Uriagereka

Derivations attracts jointly probably the most influential paintings of 1 of the world's best syntactitians, Juan Uriagekera. those essays supply a number of empirical analyses and technical ideas in the Minimalist software. The e-book persues a naturalistic tackle Minimalism, explicitly connecting various linguistic ideas and prerequisites to arguably analogous legislation and situations in nature.

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G. move vs. merge of some formal item). If we select a new substantive lexical item, relevant derivations are no longer comparable from that point on. e. whether after a given point further moves/merges are allowed) as “micro-states” of the system compatible with the whole derivational “macro-state,” given the relevant horizon. A derivational decision d will allow further convergent steps in a number of n possibilities, whereas some other derivational decision dЈ will only allow a number m of possible continuations, where m Ͻ n.

4 But the question from the point of view of entropy is what happens next, within a relevant derivational horizon. We must consider in turn each of the derivational paths in (9). 29 DERIVATIONS PP (9) a. P' EXPL P [agr] N PP b. N P' P [agr] t Starting with (9a), observe how the expletive should block further movement of N across it (a locality effect). ” Some further category higher up in the tree (T) can attract EXPL, as in (10a), but not N across EXPL (10b): (10) a. T' T PP EXPL PP P' P [agr] P' EXPL N P [agr] b.

Conspire to limit the class of admissible 22 CONCEPTUAL MATTERS objects. This was a somewhat peculiar architecture from the point of view of Fodor’s famous modularity thesis (Fodor 1983). ) connected among themselves by a central system. It is not within the spirit of strict modularity to open the gate to modules within modules (and so on), which in the limit reduces to a connectionist (anti-modular) network. But in GB, for instance the (sub-) module of Binding Theory did have further (sub-sub-)modules: Condition A and Condition B could be independently (in NP-t or pro) or jointly satisfied (in PRO), or not at all (in wh-t).

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