Government and Binding Theory/Principles and Parameters

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Government and Binding Theory
Principles and Parameters X-bar Theory

No discussion on GB theory can begin without addressing the two core concepts: principles and parameters. In fact, GB theory is often said to be a misnomer because government and binding are simply two of the many modules in GB theory. Thus, the theory is more accurately named Principles and Parameters (P&P) Theory.

The purpose of P&P theory: Generalisation[edit | edit source]