Uniformity and diversity: A minimalist perspective
Halldor Armann Sigurdsson
November 2011
 

A sharp distinction has to be made between I-language syntax and traditional conceptions of syntax, applying to E-language. Any functional category in E-language represents at least two I-categories (non-isomorphy, a corollary of Full Interpretation), suggesting that linguistics needs to adopt a ‘nuclear physics approach’ by splitting complex E-units into smaller I-units.
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Reference: lingbuzz/001323
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Published in: Linguistic Variation 11:189–222
keywords: e-language, externalization, i-language, person, tense, the non-isomorphy generalization, syntax
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