# Minimalist grammar

**Minimalist**

Minimalist grammars are a class of formal grammars that aim to provide a more rigorous, usually proof-theoretic, formalization of Chomskyan Minimalist program than is normally provided in the mainstream Minimalist literature.wikipedia

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### Minimalist program

**Minimalismbare phrase structureThe Minimalist Program**

Minimalist grammars are a class of formal grammars that aim to provide a more rigorous, usually proof-theoretic, formalization of Chomskyan Minimalist program than is normally provided in the mainstream Minimalist literature.

For Chomsky, there are minimalist questions, but the answers can be framed in any theory.

### Formal grammar

**grammargrammarsformal grammars**

Minimalist grammars are a class of formal grammars that aim to provide a more rigorous, usually proof-theoretic, formalization of Chomskyan Minimalist program than is normally provided in the mainstream Minimalist literature.

### Edward Stabler

A variety of particular formalizations exist, most of them developed by Edward Stabler, Alain Lecomte, Christian Retoré, or combinations thereof.

### Combinatory categorial grammar

**Combinatory Categorial GrammarsCCGCombinatory Categorial Grammars (CCG)**

Lecomte and Retoré (2001) introduce a formalism that modifies that core of the Lambek Calculus to allow for movement-like processes to be described without resort to the combinatorics of Combinatory categorial grammar.

### Transformational grammar

**transformational generative grammartransformationaltransformational-generative grammar**

This notion of transformation proved adequate for subsequent versions including the "extended," "revised extended," and Government-Binding (GB) versions of generative grammar, but it may no longer be sufficient for the current minimalist grammar, as merge may require a formal definition that goes beyond the tree manipulation characteristic of Move α.

### Catena (linguistics)

**catenacatenaecatena'' or 'chains**

The term catena was introduced later by Timothy Osborne and colleagues as a means of avoiding confusion with the preexisting chain concept of Minimalist theory.

### Generalized context-free grammar

**linear context-free rewriting systemlinear context-free rewriting systemsLCFRS**

and minimalist grammars (MGs).

### Mildly context-sensitive grammar formalism

**mildly context-sensitive languagemildly context-sensitivemildly context-sensitive grammar**

### Head-directionality parameter

**head-finalhead-initialhead final**

### Indexed grammar

**Linear Indexed Grammarslinear indexed grammarindexed**

LIGs (and their weakly equivalents) are strictly less expressive (meaning they generate a proper subset) than the languages generated by another family of weakly equivalent formalism, which include: LCFRS, MCTAG, MCFG and minimalist grammars (MGs).

### Scrambling (linguistics)

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