Linearization of Chains and Sideward Movement

  title={Linearization of Chains and Sideward Movement},
  author={J. Nunes},
  • J. Nunes
  • Published 2004
  • Mathematics
  • This highly original monograph treats movement operations within the Minimalist Program. Jairo Nunes argues that traces are not grammatical primitives and that their properties follow from deeper features of the system, and, in particular, that the phonetic realization of traces is determined by linearization computations coupled with economy conditions regarding deletion. He proposes a version of the copy theory of movement according to which movement must be construed as a description of the… CONTINUE READING
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