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Introduction

Paola Benincà and Nicola Munaro

in Mapping the Left Periphery

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740376
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895304 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

Introduction

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This introduction addresses the theme of grammatical description, mainly trying to clarify the notion of ‘redundacy’ in language; the discussion aims at justifying the fundamental assumptions of the cartographic program and in particular the large number of functional projections, whose hosts are assumed to lexicalize different basic features of language crosslinguistically

Keywords: grammatical description; principles and parameters theory; minimalist theory; cartography; left periphery; functional projections

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Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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