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Linearization of Chains and Sideward Movement

By: Jairo Nunes

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachussets, USA, The MIT Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003198

ISBN: 0262140853

Condition: New


This highly original monograph treats movement operations within the Minimalist Program. Jairo Nunes argues that traces are not grammatical primitives and that their properties follow from deeper features of the system, and, in particular, that the phonetic realization of traces is determined by linearization computations coupled with economy conditions regarding deletion. He proposes a version of the copy theory of movement according to which movement must be construed as a description of the interaction of the independent operations Copy, Merge, Form Chain, and Chain Reduction. Empirical evi... View more info