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Title: Structure dependence and linear order. Clarifications and foundations
Author: Fortuny Andreu, Jordi
Keywords: Categorització (Lingüística)
Teoria minimalista (Lingüística)
Categorization (Linguistics)
Minimalist theory (Linguistics)
Issue Date: 12-Sep-2018
Publisher: Linguistic Society of America
Abstract: According to Chomsky (2010, 2013) and Berwick and colleagues (2011), the structuredependence principle suggests that linear order is a reflex of the sensory-motor system and plays no role in syntax and semantics. However, when these authors use the expression linear order, they seem to refer exclusively to the literal precedence/temporal relation among terminals in linguistic objects. This narrow use, which is very common within linguistics, differs from the technical use in a noninnocuous way and does not allow us to exploit the unificational force that the concept of order can have for minimalist investigations. Here I follow Fortuny and Corominas-Murtra's (2009) formal definition of the syntactic procedure, which capitalizes on the foundational set-theoretical concept of nest. I show how the structure-dependence principle can be derived from a local definition of syntactic domain while retaining the idea that central concepts of configurational and transformational syntactic theories are orders.
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It is part of: Language, 2018, vol. 94, num. 3, p. 611-628
ISSN: 0097-8507
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