A Minimalist Approach to Argument Structure

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This article reviews some of the many and varied arguments for the 'split-vP' syntactic architecture that has taken over most of the functions of theta theory in the old Government and Binding framework, and considers how it can account for the central facts of argument structure and argument structure-changing operations. It then reviews the framework-wide implications of the new approach, which are considerable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191743863
ISBN (Print)9780199549368
StatePublished - Mar 3 2011


  • Argument structure
  • Binding framework
  • Split-vP
  • Syntactic architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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