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).

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).