Principles of Universal Grammar and the Minimalist Program
David Adger, Ian Roberts
April 2021
 

This paper looks at how the notion of Principles of Universal Grammar is rethought in the Minimalist Program. It takes two case studies (the interaction between X-bar theory and movement locality, and the subject-object asymmetries connected to the Empty Category Principle) and argues that rethinking these from a minimalist perspective leads to some theoretical gain.
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Reference: lingbuzz/005883
(please use that when you cite this article)
Published in: draft, submitted to the Cambridge Handbook of Minimalism
keywords: ug, ecp, subjacency, x-bar, merge, labelling, syntax
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