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David Adger

David Adger is Professor of Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London, and the author of Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach.

Titles by This Author

In A Syntax of Substance, David Adger proposes a new approach to phrase structure that eschews functional heads and labels structures exocentrically. His proposal simultaneously simplifies the syntactic system and restricts the range of possible structures, ruling out the ubiquitous (remnant) roll-up derivations and forcing a separation of arguments from their apparent heads.