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Summer Reading Group on the Minimalist Program (8/2001)

A small reading group on Chomsky's (2001b) recent paper 'Beyond Explanatory Adequacy' was held on August 18, 2001 at 2pm in QT502, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This paper can be ordered via MITWPL ( The handout distributed at the reading group and the summary of our discussion can be freely downloaded below.


  • Chomsky, Noam. 1995. Categories and transformation. In The Minimalist Program, 219-394. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press.
    • 2000. Minimalist inquiries: the framework. In Roger Martin, David Michaels, and Juan Uriagereka, eds., Step by step: essays on minimalist syntax in honor of Howard Lasnik, 89-155. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press.
    • 2001a. Derivation by phase. In Michael Kenstowicz ed., Ken Hale: a life in language, 1-52. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press.
    • 2001b. Beyond explanatory adequacy. MIT Occasional Papers in Linguistics 20. Cambridge, Mass.: MITWPL.

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(Latest Update: August 21, 2001)