Bar Theory

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X-bar Theory - Reduction
... In 1981, Tim Stowell tried to derive X-bar theory from more general principles in his MIT thesis Origins of phrase structure, a pathbreaking but ultimately unsuccessful effort according to Andras. 1990s, there were two major attempts to deduce versions of X-bar theory from independent principles ... Richard Kayne's theory of Antisymmetry derived X-bar theory from the assumption that there was a tight relation between structure and linear order ...
X-bar Theory
... X-bar theory is a component of linguistic theory which attempts to identify syntactic features presumably common to all those human languages that fit in a presupposed (1965) framework ... structural similarities, including one known as the "X-bar", which does not appear in traditional phrase structure rules for English or other natural languages ... X-bar theory was first proposed by Noam Chomsky (1970) and further developed by Ray Jackendoff (1977) ...
Minimalist Program - Technical Innovations - Bare Phrase Structure
... A major development of MP inquiry is Bare Phrase Structure (BPS), a theory of phrase structure (sentence building prior to movement) developed by Noam Chomsky ... This theory contrasts with X-bar theory, which preceded it, in four important ways BPS is explicitly derivational ... In contrast, X-Bar Theory is representational—a structure for a given construction is built in one fell swoop, and lexical items are inserted into the ...

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