Merge and features: A minimalist introduction

Josep Maria Brucart Marraco, Jaume Sola Pujols, Anna Gavarro Alguero

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This book is about features and merge, and, more specifically, about the intricate ways they interact in generating expressions in natural languages. This introductory chapter is divided into two parts. The first part offers a brief scotch of the tenets of the Minimalist Program, which constitutes the current mainstream version of generative grammar. The second part discusses how the contributions included in the present book address some fundamental questions raised by it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMerging Features
Subtitle of host publicationComputation, Interpretation, and Acquisition
ISBN (Electronic)9780191720833
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009


  • Computational system
  • External merge
  • Features
  • Formal features
  • Generative grammar
  • Internal merge
  • Interpretable features
  • Merge
  • Minimalist program
  • Natural language


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