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Elementary Operations and Optimal Derivations (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs) Hisatsugu Kitahara 0262611295 9780262611299 In Elementary Operations and Optimal Derivations, Hisatsugu Kitahara advances Noam Chomskys Minimalist Progr
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Elementary Operations and Optimal Derivations (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs) by Hisatsugu Kitahara

In Elementary Operations and Optimal Derivations, Hisatsugu Kitahara advances Noam Chomskys Minimalist Program (1995) with a number of innovative proposals. The analysis is primarily concerned with the elementary operations of the computational system for human language and with the principles of Universal Grammar that constrain derivations generated by that system. Many conditions previously assumed to be axiomatic are deduced from the interaction of more fundamental principles of Universal Grammar. Kitahara first unifies disparate syntactic operations by appeal to more elementary operations. He then determines the set of optimal derivations involving only legitimate steps and demonstrates how, without stipulation, these derivations characterize a number of linguistic expressions that have long occupied the center of syntactic investigation. This monograph also includes a clear explication of the distinct but closely related analyses presented in Chomskys work of the early 1990s. This exposition makes the book attractive to the general linguistic reader as well as the professional syntactician. Linguistic InquiryMonograph No. 31

Author: Hisatsugu Kitahara

Language: English

Edition: illustrated

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 158

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 1997-04-01

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