Review of `Merge and the SMT'
Mariana Elly van Gelderen
May 2024
 

This book review first provides a summary of the central ideas in `Merge and the Strong Minimalist Thesis' (Chomsky et al 2023, CUP) and then presents a discussion of the more controversial points. The book offers an introduction to the Minimalist Program. The focus is on Merge, which plays a central role in the Faculty of Language because it is “the primary structure-building device of the syntax” (p. 2). The book clarifies the status of Theta Theory, Search, and Workspace, and provides a novel account of passives and obligatory control.
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Published in: Biolinguistics, to appear
keywords: minimalism, merge, search, theta theory, form copy, syntax
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