By Ken Hale
This paintings is the end result of an eighteen-year collaboration between
Ken Hale and Samuel Jay Keyser at the research of the syntax of lexical goods. It
examines the speculation that the habit of lexical goods might be defined in terms
of a really small variety of extremely simple ideas. particularly, a lexical merchandise is
assumed to venture a syntactic configuration outlined over simply relations,
supplement and specifier, the place those configurations are limited to preclude
generation and to allow simply binary branching. The paintings examines this speculation by
methodically taking a look at quite a few buildings in English and other
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