This volume presents an introduction to the basic ideas and concepts of minimalism, arguably the most important recent development in syntax.It succeeds in bringing together theoretical discussion of the concepts and techniques of the minimalist approach to syntax, and detailed empirical studies, some on phenomena that have not been investigated in recent syntactic frameworks.Minimalist Analysis clearly expounds important new ideas and their motivation, presents interesting new data with a fresh look at some old data, and places current ideas in their historical context.
Howard Lasnik is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut. He has played a prominent role in syntactic theorizing from the extended Standard Theory, through Government-Binding Theory, to Minimalism. He is the author of Move Alpha: Conditions on Its Application and Output (with Mamoru Saito), 1992; An Invitation to Cognitive Science, Vol. 1, Language (with Daniel Osherson), 1990; Essays on Restrictiveness and Learnability, 1990; Essays on Anaphora, 1989; and A Course in GB Syntax: Lectures on Binding and Empty categories (with Juan Uriagereka), 1988. He is also editor, with Daniel Osherson, of An Invitation to Cognitive Science, Vol. 1, Language (1990).