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  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780262539869
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 190
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Merge

Binarity in (Multidominant) Syntax



An argument that Merge is binary but its binarity refers to syntactic positions rather than objects.

In this book, Barbara Citko and Martina Gračanin-Yüksek examine the constraints on Merge--the basic structure-building operation in minimalist syntax--from a multidominant perspective. They maintain that Merge is binary, but argue that the binarity of Merge refers to syntactic positions Merge relates: what has typically been formulated as a constraint that prevents Merge from combining more than two syntactic objects is a constraint on Merge's relating more than two syntactic positions.

  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780262539869
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 190
Categories:

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