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Hardcover | $62.50 Short | £43.95 | ISBN: 9780262121613 | 234 pp. | 5.9 x 8.9 in | April 1992
Paperback | $25.00 Short | £17.95 | ISBN: 9780262620918 | 234 pp. | 5.9 x 8.9 in | September 1994

Move α

Conditions on Its Application and Output


This major contribution to modern syntactic theory elaborates a principles-and-parameters framework in which the differences and similarities among languages with respect to WH-questions can be captured. Move alpha is part of an overall program, initiated by Noam Chomsky, to create a global theory in which the entire transformational component can be reduced to a single process, Move a. Lasnik and Saito are concerned particularly with bounding requirements on movement (Subjacency) and proper government requirements on traces (the Empty Category Principle).

Current Studies in Linguistics No. 22

About the Authors

Howard Lasnik is a Professor at the University of Connecticut.

Mamoru Saito is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut.