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A third structure building operation for Minimalist Grammars

Author
  • Johannes Schneider (Universität Leipzig)

Abstract

I propose a new structure-building operation for Minimalist Grammars (Stabler 1997) which allows the grammar formalism to grow trees with more than one root. I demonstrate that together with the assumption that this new long-distance dependency holds between nominal arguments and their selectors, one can generate Horn amalgams and parasitic gaps with a number of desired properties.

Keywords: Minimalist Grammars, amalgams, parasitic gaps, multiple roots

How to Cite:

Schneider, J., (2023) “A third structure building operation for Minimalist Grammars”, Society for Computation in Linguistics 6(1), 6-14. doi: https://doi.org/10.7275/VDC6-2286

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Published on
01 Jun 2023