Derivational minimalism

  • Edward Stabler
Invited Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1328)


A basic idea of the transformational tradition is that constituents move. More recently, there has been a trend towards the view that all features are lexical features. And in recent “minimalist” grammars, structure building operations are assumed to be feature driven. A simple grammar formalism with these properties is presented here and briefly explored. Grammars in this formalism can define languages that are not in the “mildly context sensitive” class defined by Vijay-Shanker and Weir (1994).


Noun Phrase Linguistic Inquiry Syntactic Feature Maximal Projection Phonetic Feature 
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  • Edward Stabler
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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