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Movement and Silence

Richard S. Kayne


This book presents a collection of recent articles by Richard Kayne, one of the top formal linguists in the world. It focuses on both comparative syntax, which uses differences between languages as a new and fine-grained tool for illuminating properties of the human language faculty, and antisymmetry, a restrictive proposal concerning the set of structures available to the language faculty. The essays included in this book address a series of questions having to do with the central notion of movement in syntax, especially remnant movement (a type of movement given special prominence by antisym ... More

Keywords: comparative syntax, antisymmetry, movement, silent elements, language, sentences, prepositions, pronouns, antecedents

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179163
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard S. Kayne, author
New York University
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