Minimalist Investigations in Linguistic Theory
Routledge – 2004 – 208 pages
Series: Routledge Leading Linguists
Professor Howard Lasnik is one of the world's leading theoretical linguists. He has produced influential and important work in areas such as syntactic theory, logical form, and learnability. This collection of essays draws together some of his best work from his substantial contribution to linguistic theory.
1. Introduction 2. Patterns of Verb Raising with Auxiliary 'Be' 3. Last Resort and Attract F 4. Levels of Representation and the Elements of Anaphora 5. Pseudogapping Puzzles 6. On Feature Strength 7. A Gap in an Ellipsis Paradigm 8. On a Scope Reconstruction Paradox 9. Some Reconstruction Riddles 10. Chains of Arguments
Howard Lasnik is Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics at the University of Maryland. For over thirty years he has played a prominent role in syntactic theorizing in the Chomskian framework from the Extended Standard Theory and Government-Binding Theory to Minimalism. His most recent publications include Minimalist Analysis (1999) and Syntactic Structures Revisted (2000) with Marcela Depiante and Arthur Stepanov.