Minimalist Program

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The Minimalist Program is a set of programmatic ideas for the creation of a theoretical framework for syntax, developed by Noam A. Chomsky and his followers since the early 1990s.


  • Adger, David. 2003. Core syntax: A minimalist approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199243700
  • Boeckx, Cedric. 2006. Linguistic Minimalism: Origins, concepts, methods, and aims. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Boskovic, Zeljko, and Howard Lasnik. 2007. Minimalist Syntax: The essential readings. Malden, MA: Blackwell. ISBN 0631-23304-0
  • Chomsky, Noam A. 1995. The Minimalist Program. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chomsky, Noam A. 2001. Derivation by phase. In Michael Kenstowicz, ed., Ken Hale: A life in language, 1-52. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 0262112574
  • Chomsky, Noam A. 2004. Beyond explanatory adequacy. In Adriana Belletti, ed., Structures and beyond, 104-131. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195171977
  • Hornstein, Norbert, Jairo Nunes, and Kleanthes K. Grohmann. 2005. Understanding Minimalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521-53194-2
  • Johnson, David E. & Shalom Lappin. 1999. Local Constraints vs. Economy. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. ISBN 1-57586-182-8
  • Radford, Andrew. 2004. Minimalist Syntax: Exploring the structure of English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521-54274-X
  • Seuren, Pieter. 2004. Chomsky's Minimalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-195-17306-6