A Formalization of Minimalist Syntax

Chris Collins, Edward Stabler

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    The goal of this paper is to give a precise, formal account of certain fundamental notions in minimalist syntax. Particular attention is given to the comparison of token-based (multidominance) and chain-based perspectives on Merge. After considering a version of Transfer that violates the No-Tampering Condition (NTC), we sketch an alternative, NTC-compliant version.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)43-78
    Number of pages36
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Linguistics and Language

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    Collins, C., & Stabler, E. (2016). A Formalization of Minimalist Syntax. Syntax, 19(1), 43-78. https://doi.org/10.1111/synt.12117