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The Resource Symmetry in syntax : merge, move, and labels, Barbara Citko, (electronic book)

Symmetry in syntax : merge, move, and labels, Barbara Citko, (electronic book)

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Symmetry in syntax : merge, move, and labels
Title
Symmetry in syntax
Title remainder
merge, move, and labels
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Citko
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While there has been a lot of research on asymmetry and antisymmetry in syntax, symmetry has been mostly ignored or claimed to be outright impossible (Kayne 1994, Di Sciullo 2002, 2005). This is somewhat surprising from a biolinguistic perspective, which seeks to integrate linguistics with the natural sciences, where symmetry is the normal state of affairs and asymmetry requires an explanation (as pointed out by Boeckx and Piattelli-Palmarini 2005, Brody 2006, Chomsky 2005, Jenkins 2000, among others). My main goal in this book is to remedy this gap by examining symmetric aspects of three fundamental syntactic mechanisms: the mechanism responsible for recursion, the mechanism responsible for displacement, and the mechanism responsible for determining the categories of syntactic objects. I look at these three mechanisms through the lens of Chomsky's minimalist program, which takes the mechanism responsible for recursion to be External Merge (often referred to simply as Merge), the mechanism responsible for displacement to be Internal Merge (often referred to simply as Move) and the mechanism responsible for determining categories of both Merge and Move structures to be Labeling"--
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1970-
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Citko, Barbara
Dewey number
415
Index
index present
LC call number
P291
LC item number
.C564 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Cambridge studies in linguistics
Series volume
129
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Parallelism (Linguistics)
  • Generative grammar
Label
Symmetry in syntax : merge, move, and labels, Barbara Citko, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Rationale; 2. Asymmetry in syntax; 3. Symmetry in merge; 4. Symmetry in move; 5. Symmetric labels; 6. Conclusion
Control code
EBC691973
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 276 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781107005556
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Symmetry in syntax : merge, move, and labels, Barbara Citko, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Rationale; 2. Asymmetry in syntax; 3. Symmetry in merge; 4. Symmetry in move; 5. Symmetric labels; 6. Conclusion
Control code
EBC691973
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 276 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781107005556
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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