Lectures on Government and Binding
Noam Chomsky, 1981

Chapter 1. Outline of the Theory of Core Grammar

Chapter 2. Subsystems of Core Grammar

2.1 Levels of Representation

2.2 LF-Representation and Theta-Theory (1)

2.3 The Categorial Component and the Theories of Case and Government

2.4 Empty Categories

2.4.1 Trace and PRO

2.4.2 Further Properties of PRO

2.4.3 Control Theory

2.4.4 Trace and Bounding Theory

2.4.5 The Evolution of the Notion "Trace" in Transformational Generative Grammar

2.4.6 Some Variants and Alternatives

2.5 The Base

2.6 LF-Representation and Theta-Theory (2)

2.7 Some Remarks on the Passive Construction

2.8 Configurational and Non-configurational Languages

2.9 Modules of Grammar

Chapter 3. On Government and Binding

3.1 The OB-Framework

3.2 The GB-Framework

3.2.1 The Concept of Government

3.2.2 Case Theory and Theta-Roles

3.2.3 The Theory of Binding

Chapter 4. Specification of Empty Categories

4.1 NIC and RES(NIC)

4.2 Basic Properties of RES(NIC)

4.3 The Pro-Drop Parameter (1)

4.4 The Empty Category Principle (ECP)

4.5 The Pro-Drop Parameter (2)

4.6 Recoverability and Clitics

Chapter 5. Some Related Topics

5.1 The Theory of Indexing

5.2 Prepositional Phrases

5.3 Modifications of the ECP

5.4 Complex Adjectival Constructions

Chapter 6. Empty Categories and the Rule Move-Alpha


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