- 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
Until recently, mainstream minimalist theorizing has treated construal as a interface process rather than as a part of core grammar. Recently, a number of authors have resisted this categorization and have tried to reduce binding and control relations to those established by movement, agreement, or some combination of the two. This article compares and contrasts two theories that give the grammar a privileged position with respect to the establishment of binding relations. It discusses variants of Hornstein's movement-based analysis of construal and Reuland's Agree-based theory of reflexive binding.
Alex Drummond is a PhD student at the University of Maryland in the Department of Linguistics. He works primarily on binding theory and the theory of movement.
Dave Kush is a student at the University of Maryland. His research interests lie at the intersection of comparative syntax, semantics, and psycholinguistics.
Norbert Hornstein teaches Linguistics at the University of Maryland.
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