Symmetric Projection in Japanese and English : A Modification of Stabler's Parsing/Generation Model for Minimalist Grammar

@inproceedings{Yasui2000SymmetricPI,
  title={Symmetric Projection in Japanese and English : A Modification of Stabler's Parsing/Generation Model for Minimalist Grammar},
  author={Miyoko Yasui},
  booktitle={PACLIC},
  year={2000}
}
The essence of standard X-bar theory is that structure building is asymmetric in the sense that a complex structure inherits properties from only one of its constituents. There are some structures, however, that are best analyzed as reflecting the properties of all their constituents. This kind of symmetric projection should in principle be allowed within the minimalist program if the union of the features of all the constituents contains no incompatible features. This claim is supported by the… CONTINUE READING