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

Robert Freidin, Carlos P. Otero, and Maria Luisa Zubizarreta


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 Humanities at the University of Southern California) made a proposal in his PhD thesis that has since become, in somewhat modified form, the standard analysis for the derivation of relative clauses. He later integrated the proposal within a broader theory of movement and abstract case. These topics have remained central to theoretical linguistics. This book attests to the importance of Vergnaud’s c ... More

Keywords: Jean-Roger Vergnaud, theoretical linguistics, abstract case, syntax, principles and parameters, Noam Chomsky, Howard Lasnik, relative clauses, theory of movement, Filters and Controls

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262062787
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Freidin, editor

Carlos P. Otero, editor

Maria Luisa Zubizarreta, editor

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