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Band 470:
Brosziewski, Ulf: Syntactic Derivations. A Nontransformational View. 101 S. - Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2003.
ISBN: 3-484-30470-7
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[Buch] IDS-Bibliothek: Sig. QA 3129
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E-Book (PDF). Berlin / New York: de Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-095356-5

This study investigates a model of syntactic derivations that is based on a new concept of dislocation, i.e., of 'movement' phenomena. Derivations are conceived of as a compositional process that constructs larger syntactic units out of smaller ones without any phrase-structure representations, as in categorial grammars. It is demonstrated that a simple extension of this view can account for dislocation without gap features, chains, or structural transformations. Basically, it is assumed that movement 'splits' a syntactic expression into two parts, which form a derivational unit but enter separately into the formation of larger constituents. The study shows that in this approach, if common assumptions about selection and licensing are added, a small and coherent set of axioms suffices to deduce fundamental syntactic generalizations that transformational theories express in terms of X-bar-Theory and various constraints on movement. These generalizations include, for example, equivalents to the C-Command Condition and the Head Movement Constraint, the 'structure-preserving' nature of dislocation, its 'economical' character, and elementary bounding principles.


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Acknowledgements S. VII
Overview S. 1
1.   Introduction S. 3
2.   Phrase Structure S. 17
3.   Syntactic Derivations S. 36
4.   Summary S. 95
5.   References S. 97