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The Minimalist Program

Noam Chomsky


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 with a new preface by the author. The author attempts to situate linguistic theory in the broader cognitive sciences, with the chapters formulating and progressively developing the minimalist approach to linguistic theory. Building on the theory of principles and parameters and, in particular, on principles of economy of derivation and representation, the minimalist framework takes Universal Grammar a ... More

Keywords: linguistic theory, minimalist framework, Universal Grammar, linguistics, generative grammar, theory of principles and parameters, derivation, representation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262527347
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262527347.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Noam Chomsky, author
Massachussetts Institute of Technology