By Tim Hunter
This ebook explores the syntactic and semantic houses of circulation and adjunction in common language. an actual formula of minimalist syntax is proposed, guided by means of an independently prompted speculation concerning the composition of neo-Davidsonian logical types, within which there is not any atomic circulate operation and no atomic adjunction operation. The phrases 'movement' and 'adjunction' serve basically as handy labels for convinced mixtures of alternative, primitive operations, and consequently the approach derives non-trivial predictions approximately how move and adjunction should still engage; particularly, it yields ordinary explanatory money owed of the constituency of adjunction buildings, the opportunity of counter-cyclic attachment, and the prohibitions on extraction from adjoined domain names (adjunct islands) and from moved domain names (freezing effects). This paintings serves as a case research in deriving factors for syntactic styles from a restrictive idea of semantic composition, and in utilizing an specific grammatical framework to notify rigourous minimalist theorising. Read more...
content material: 1. Acknowledgements, pix-x; 2. checklist of abbreviations, pxi-xii; three. bankruptcy 1 creation, p1-8; four. bankruptcy 2 history, p9-52; five. bankruptcy three Arguments, adjuncts and Conjunctivist interpretation, p53-112; 6. bankruptcy four Adjunct islands and freezing results, p113-138; 7. bankruptcy five Quantification through Conjunctivist interpretation, p139-170; eight. bankruptcy 6 end, p171-172; nine. Bibliography, p173-182; 10. Index of names, p183-184; eleven. Index of topics, p185-000