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Agreement and Its Failures

Agreement and Its Failures

Omer Preminger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This monograph shows that the typically obligatory nature of predicate-argument agreement in phi-features (phi-agreement) cannot be captured through “derivational time-bombs” – elements of the ... More

Contiguity Theory

Contiguity Theory

Norvin Richards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034425
eISBN:
9780262332330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034425.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Current Minimalist approaches to syntax claim that languages simply vary in the distribution of overt movement. Some languages have overt wh-movement, or EPP effects, or movement of the verb to T, ... More

Distributed Reduplication

Distributed Reduplication

John Frampton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013260
eISBN:
9780262258777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013260.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A convincing account of reduplicative phenomena has been a longstanding problem for rule-based theories of morphophonology. Many scholars believe that derivational phonology is incapable in principle ... More

Foundational Issues in Linguistic TheoryEssays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Robert Freidin, Carlos P. Otero, and Maria Luisa Zubizarreta (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Jean-Roger Vergnaud’s work on the foundational issues in linguistics has proved influential over the past three decades. At MIT in 1974, Vergnaud (now holder of the Andrew W. Mellon Professorship in ... More

The Minimalist Program

The Minimalist Program

Noam Chomsky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262527347
eISBN:
9780262327282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527347.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

In his foundational book published in 1995, the author offered a significant contribution to the generative tradition in linguistics. This twentieth-anniversary edition reissues this classic work ... More

A Two-Tiered Theory of Control

A Two-Tiered Theory of Control

Idan Landau

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028851
eISBN:
9780262327251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028851.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book develops a theory of control whose central tenet is that control complements divide into two major types: One establishes control by logophoric anchoring, the other by predication. The ... More

Why Only UsLanguage and Evolution

Why Only Us: Language and Evolution

Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034241
eISBN:
9780262333351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034241.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

We are born crying, but those cries signal the first stirring of language. Within a year or so, infants master the sound system of their language; a few years after that, they are engaging in ... More

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