Basic Operations and UG. Plato’s Problem, Darwin’s Problem and the Rise of Theoretical Syntax. Four Broad Topics. The Big Picture: General Issues and a detailed Illustration/ The Sources of C-command. Where does Recursion Come From? The fine structure of MERGE Construal as Movement
Plato’s Problem, Darwin’s Problem and the Rise of Theoretical Syntax
Reduction and Computational Efficacy
What is the subject matter of Linguistics?
GB, the most developed account identifies at least the following modules, with their own primitives, rules and principles
[TP [TP PRO/reflexive1...] [VP V DP1 ]]
PRO/himself having to take a long shower made everyone late for class
Grammars with c-command arise from simple grammars with “nice” computational properties