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Exploring Nanosyntax

Lena Baunaz, Liliane Haegeman, Karen De Clercq, and Eric Lander


By offering the first in-depth introduction to the framework of nanosyntax, Exploring Nanosyntax fills a major gap in the current theoretical literature. Originating within the generative Principles and Parameters tradition in the study of language, nanosyntax was developed starting in the early 2000s by Michal Starke. Deploying a radical implementation of the cartographic “one feature–one head” maxim, the framework aims at a fine-grained decomposition of morphosyntactic structure, thus laying bare the building blocks of the universal functional sequence. This volume aims at making three contr ... More

Keywords: nanosyntax, cartography, Distributed Morphology, syntax-morphology, Starke, syncretism, functional sequence, Superset Principle, phrasal spellout, *ABA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190876746
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190876746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lena Baunaz, editor
University of Zurich, Romanisches Seminar

Liliane Haegeman, editor
Department of Linguistics, Ghent University

Karen De Clercq, editor
Ghent University

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