Projections and Interface Conditions: Essays on Modularity

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorAnna-Maria Di Sciullo

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This collection of previously unpublished papers explores the implications of Chomsky's "Minimalist" framework for the modularity of grammar, which simplifies the "modular" approach he took in his Government and Binding theory of grammar. According to this theory autonomous grammaticalcomponents (phonological, syntactic, morphological, and semantic) coexist and interact like building blocks, using a given set of principles at given levels of representation. Chomsky's assertions have sparked a great deal of theoretical debate, especially with regard to the nature and interactionof each of the building blocks. The contributors to this volume join the debate in a series of case studies that compare modularity in English, French, and Italian, among other languages. In the process they address such issues as the autonomy and applications of modules and their distribution intheory, as well as the role of functional projects in their derivations. Projections and Interface Conditions will interest researchers in any of the above mentioned languages, as well as the large number of linguists working in the Chomskyan tradition.

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This collection of previously unpublished papers explores the implications of Chomsky's "Minimalist" framework for the modularity of grammar, which simplifies the "modular" approach he took in his Government and Binding theory of grammar. According to this theory autonomous grammaticalcomponents (phonological, syntactic, morphological,...

Anna-Maria Di Sciullo is at University of Quebec at Montreal.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.42 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"It offers a coherent view of the implications of the Minimalist Program for the theory and praxis of modularity.... The different contributions in Di Sciullo's book are a clear sign that the Minimalist Program has shed its former air of provisionality and is now heading confidently in what toall appearances is the right direction. Reinterpreted along the lines of the Minimalist Program, the concept of modularity of grammar is yielding results on the faculty of language that are every bit as exciting as those it produced in the early 1980's." --Canadian Journal of Linguistics