Movement and Silence

Richard S. Kayne

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    This book presents a collection of recent articles by Richard Kayne, one of the top formal linguists in the world. It focuses on both comparative syntax, which uses differences between languages as a new and fine-grained tool for illuminating properties of the human language faculty, and antisymmetry, a restrictive proposal concerning the set of structures available to the language faculty. The essays included in this book address a series of questions having to do with the central notion of movement in syntax, especially remnant movement (a type of movement given special prominence by antisymmetry), and a series of questions revolving around silent elements (especially nouns and adjectives) that, despite their lack of phonetic realization, seem to have an important role in the syntax of all languages.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages376
    ISBN (Electronic)9780199788330
    ISBN (Print)9780195179163
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2007


    • Antecedents
    • Antisymmetry
    • Comparative syntax
    • Language
    • Movement
    • Prepositions
    • Pronouns
    • Sentences
    • Silent elements

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Arts and Humanities


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