- 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
This article examines the status of multidominance in minimalist syntax. It addresses the following questions: How are multidominant structures generated? How are they linearized? What empirical insights do they offer? The article is organized as follows. Section 6.2 introduces a mechanism to generate such structures, relying on minimalist assumptions about Merge and Move. Section 6.3 turns to empirical support for multidominance, surveying a number of unrelated constructions that naturally lend themselves to a multidominant analysis. Section 6.4 considers the issue of linearization, focusing on how different accounts handle it, and pointing out the similarities and differences between them. Section 6.5 offers a brief conclusion and suggests directions for future research.
Barbara Citko received her Ph.D. in 2000 from Stony Brook University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her research includes work on phrase structure, coordination, relative clauses, wh-questions, and Slavic languages. She has published several papers in Linguistic Inquiry, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Syntax, and Journal of Slavic Linguistics. She is currently working on a monograph on symmetry in syntax.
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