Binarity in (Multidominant) Syntax (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs #83)
The MIT Press, 9780262044790, 190pp.
Publication Date: February 2, 2021
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In this book, Barbara Citko and Martina Gračanin-Yüksek examine the constraints on Merge--the basic structure-building operation in minimalist syntax--from a multidominant perspective. They maintain that Merge is binary, but argue that the binarity of Merge refers to syntactic positions Merge relates: what has typically been formulated as a constraint that prevents Merge from combining more than two syntactic objects is a constraint on Merge's relating more than two syntactic positions.