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By Cedric Boeckx

ISBN-10: 1107034094

ISBN-13: 9781107034099

so much syntacticians, irrespective of their theoretical persuasion, agree that includes (types or different types) are crucial devices of research. inside of Chomskyan generative grammar, the significance of positive aspects has grown gradually and inside of minimalism, it may be acknowledged that every thing is determined by positive factors. they're stumbling blocks in any interdisciplinary research about the nature of language and it's challenging to visualize a syntactic description that doesn't discover them. For the 1st time, this ebook turns grammar the other way up and proposes a brand new version of syntax that's greater suited to interdisciplinary interactions, and exhibits how syntax can continue freed from lexical impression. The empirical area tested is large, and all of the primary devices and houses of syntax (categories, parameters, final lodge, labelling, and hierarchies) are rethought. beginning up new avenues of research, this e-book can be important to researchers and scholars in syntactic concept, and linguistics extra broadly.

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