- Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
- The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism
- The Contributors
- List of Abbreviations and Symbols
- Some Roots of Minimalism in Generative Grammar
- Features in Minimalist Syntax
- Merge and Bare Phrase Structure
- Structure and Order: Asymmetric Merge
- The Copy Theory
- A-Bar Dependencies
- Head Movement and the Minimalist Program
- Derivational Cycles
- Anti-Locality: Too-Close Relations in Grammar
- No Derivation Without Representation
- Last Resort with Move and Agree in Derivations and Representations
- Syntax and Interpretation Systems: How is Their Labour Divided?
- Minimalist Construal: Two Approaches to A and B
- A Minimalist Approach to Argument Structure
- Minimalist Semantics
- Minimal Semantic Instructions
- Language and Thought
- Minimalism and Language Acquisition
- A Minimalist Program for Phonology
- Minimizing Language Evolution: The Minimalist Program and The Evolutionary Shaping of Language
- Computational Perspectives on Minimalism
Abstract and Keywords
The theory of locality is a major topic of generative grammar, and the discovery of locality principles has enriched the scientific debate of precise details on linguistic computations, providing critical evidence on how the brain computes structures, and raising fundamental questions on the generality or task specificity of computational principles embodied in language. This article focuses on Intervention locality. Intervention locality is expressed in the different effects subsumed under Relativized Minimality or the Minimal Link Condition/Minimal Search and also, to a certain extent, the A-over-A tradition itself, as well as certain interpretive locality effects in multiple wh-constructions, in anaphor binding, in the licensing of polarity items, and, perhaps more straightforwardly, by such principles as the Minimal Distance Principle.
Luigi Rizzi is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Siena in Italy. He has been on the faculty of several universities in Europe and the US, including MIT, the University of Geneva, the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris). His research focuses on syntactic theory and comparative syntax, with special reference to the theory of locality, the study of variation through parametric models, the cartography of syntactic structures, and the acquisition of syntax.
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