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Edward P. Stabler

Edward P. Stabler, Jr., is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Titles by This Author

Foundations, Specifications, and Implementations of Theories of Government and Binding

By formalizing recent syntactic theories for natural languages in the tradition of Chomsky's Barriers, Stabler shows how their complexity can be handled without guesswork or oversimplification. He introduces logical representations of these theories together with special deductive techniques for exploring their consequences that will provide linguists with a valuable tool for deriving and testing theoretical predictions and for experimenting with alternative formulations of grammatical principles.