Representation Theory - Current Studies in Linguistics (Paperback)
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Representation Theory - Current Studies in Linguistics (Paperback)

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Published: 20/12/2002

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In this theoretical monograph, Edwin Williams demonstrates that when syntax is economical, it economizes on shape distortion rather than on distance. According to Williams, this new notion of economy calls for a new architecture for the grammatical system--in fact, for a new notion of derivation. The new architecture offers a style of clausal embedding--the Level Embedding Scheme--that predictively ties together the locality, reconstructive behavior, and "target" type of any syntactic process in a way that is unique to the model. Williams calls his theory "Representation Theory" to put the notion of economy at the forefront. Syntax, in this theory, is a series of representations of one sublanguage in another.

Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780262731508
Number of pages: 295
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm

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