`the Semantics of Syntax. a Minimalist Approach to Grammar' by Denis Bouchard. a Review

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  title={`the Semantics of Syntax. a Minimalist Approach to Grammar' by Denis Bouchard. a Review},
  author={Marcus Kracht}
}
1 In this book the author puts forward the idea that syntactic labels as well as the hierarchical structure in syntax are not simply meaningless containers. As the title of the books suggests, syntactic structure has a meaning, however abstract that may be. To support his view, the author discusses at length three phenomena. (A) He shows by a detailed analysis of six movement verbs in French that their meaning is close to the bare syntactic structure (by which we are allowed a glimpse of what… CONTINUE READING
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