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1.1Stated aim
1.2The hard truth about the MP
1.3 Further misgivings
1.4Presentation and terminology
1.5Mysterious paradigm mixing
1.6Empirical issues
2.1Some “guiding ideas”
2.2.1Select and Merge
2.2.3Reference sets
2.2.4Numeration and the random-generator position
2.3 Conclusion
3.1Principles and Parameters: a historical note
3.2Modularity and the random-generator position
3.3Chomsky’s ambiguous realism
3.4Instantaneous language evolution
3.5.1The human race without language
3.5.2Peripheral features: sound, speech, audition
3.5.3Internal organization: double articulation
3.5.4A specific language is a mediating device
3.5.5Competence is a biologically restricted module
3.5.6Lexical predicates and L-propositional structure
3.5.7Speech act commitment
3.5.8The transformational grammar
3.5.9Energy-saving devices
3.5.10 Language-specific semantic checklists
3.6 Conclusion
4.1.1 Crucial confirmation
4.1.2Adequate disconfirmation
4.2Chomsky as a higher authority
4.3Ecologism and formalism
4.4What to do with evidence?
4.5 Conclusion
5.1The minimalist version of functionalism
5.2How perfect is language?
5.3Optimal language design and model building: the “fable”
5.4Language and communication
5.5The minimalist program is not minimalist
5.6Why choices? The case of Mauritian Creole
5.7 Sociolinguistic factors
5.8 Conclusion
6.1.1The transition from random-generator to mediational grammar
6.1.2What drives the sentence generator?
6.2.1X-bar theory
6.2.2The “deep structure” argument
6.3 Conclusion
7.1The question stated
7.2 Focusing strategies
7.3 Presuppositions
7.4Operator scope
7.5 Conclusion
8.1.1The typology of Subject Raising and Predicate Raising
8.1.2Subject-to-Object Raising: nothing “exceptional”
8.1.3The lack of serious typology in the MP
8.1.4Lexical idiosyncrasies
8.1.5Raising and lowering in the MP
8.1.6Directionality and German V-clusters: the R-condition
8.2Copying phenomena
8.3Existential there
8.4 Conclusion
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Pieter a. M. Seuren Chomsky's Minimalism

Pieter a. M. Seuren Chomsky's Minimalism

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Published by: Rusu Corduneanu Silviu Slatina on May 07, 2013
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