Government and Binding Theory / Minimalist Framework
- Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft (SfS)
- Institut für Linguistik
- University of Maryland - College Park
- Language Center (CLS)
- Innovationskolleg "Formal Models of Cognitive Complexity"
- University of Massachusetts
- Department of Linguistics and Philosophy (MIT)
- UCLA Department of Linguistics
- Centre for General Linguistics, Typology and Universals Research (ZAS)
- Department of Cognitive Science
Minimalism is the latest development of Transformational Generative Grammar, which was initiated by Chomsky in the 1950s, and further developed into the Principles and Parameters (or Government and Binding) Theory of Syntax in the 1980s. The fundamental idea of Transformational Generative Syntax is that a sentence is produced from an abstract structural representation, which is sequentially altered by structure-dependent derivations, following universal principles and language-specific parameter settings. The Minimalist Program maintains that derivations and representations be minimal, according to principles of economy.
GB Theory / Minimalism; GB Minimalist Theory