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A Minimalist View on the Syntax–Semantics Relationship

Turning the Mind into a Snowflake

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Jaroslaw Jakielaszek

Current developments of the Minimalist Program in generative linguistics put the procedure of labeling syntactic objects at the center of the syntax–semantics transition. This book provides a discussion of consequences of such proposals for a proper analysis of different varieties of the operation Merge and their interpretive reflexes, as well as for the general theory of the syntax–semantics relationship. It argues that the absence of substitutional operations in Narrow Syntax should restrict the range of admissible interpretive operations on adjunction structures in the conceptual-intentional component. It also debates that syntactic chains are subject to interpretive procedures properly analyzed with the help of counterpart-theoretic concepts.

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Jarosław Jakielaszek is Professor of Classics at the University of Warsaw. His research is concerned mainly with generative grammar, in particular syntactic theory, and formal semantics, covering their mutual interactions and their methodological and philosophical consequences.

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