Reading Group on Chomsky 2005 &
An informal reading group on two recent manuscripts 'On
phases' and 'Approaching UG from below' by Noam Chomsky
will be held.
- Date: September 9, 2006 (Saturday)
- Time: 2pm - 5pm
- Venue: AG 507, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The PDF version of these manuscripts can be downloaded here
(by courtesy of and with permission of the author):
The focus of the reading group will be mainly on the new technicalities
proposed in these two papers. The issues we may touch upon include
- How to entertain the strong minimalist thesis SMT?
- What is new about the phase theory?
- How do External Merge EM and Internal Merge IM differ?
- What role do C, T, v*, and V play?
- How to distinguish A and A'-positions?
- How to derive the CED effects?
- How could nominals be analyzed under the phase theory?
Participants are strongly encouraged to read the following
supplementary background readings for the Minimalist Program.
- Chomsky, Noam. 2000. Minimalist inquiries: the framework.
In Roger Martin, David Michaels, and Juan Uriagereka, eds.,
Step by Step: Essays on Minimalist Syntax in Honor of Howard
Lasnik, 89-155. Cambridge, MA.: The MIT Press.
- Chomsky, Noam. 2001. Derivation by phase. In Michael Kenstowicz
ed., Ken Hale: a Life in Language, 1-52. Cambridge,
MA.: The MIT Press.
- Chomsky, Noam. 2004. Beyond explanatory adequacy. In Adriana
Belletti, ed. Structures and beyond, 104-131. Oxford:
Oxford University Press.
- Chomsky, Noam. 2005. Three factors in language design.
Linguistic Inquiry 36: 1-22.
All are welcome!
Inquiries: Sze-Wing Tang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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(Latest update: May 15, 2007)