• Michael BarrieEmail author
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 84)


This brief chapter contains a few concluding remarks for this monograph. This book has explored the following concepts: (i) the synthesis of BPS and the LCA into a cohesive theory of phrase structure, and (ii) the cross-linguistic tendency for NI to appear with N+V linear order. This monograph attempted to capture this cross-linguistic generalization with a theory of phrase structure that incorporated both BPS and the LCA (adopting Moro’s principle of Dynamic Antisymmetry). This chapter presents a summary of the major findings of this monograph, discusses some limitations of the theory, and gives a few brief concluding remarks, discussing some further areas of study not touched on here.


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  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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