The Minimalist Program by Noam Chomsky - PDF and EPUB eBook
The Minimalist Program consists of four recent essays that attempt to situate linguistic theory in the broader cognitive...
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Details of The Minimalist Program
- Exact title of the book
- The Minimalist Program
- Book author
- Noam Chomsky
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 426 pages
- September 28th 1995 by Mit Press
- File size (in PDF)
- 1704 kB
Some brief overview of book
The Minimalist Program consists of four recent essays that attempt to situate linguistic theory in the broader cognitive sciences. In these essays the minimalist approach to linguistic theory is formulated and progressively developed. 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 as providing a unique computational system, with derivations driven by morphological properties, to which the syntactic variation of languages is also restricted.