From GB to Minimalism
This book critically reviews grammatical research into logical form
over the past 20 years and reconsiders some of its major themes in
the light of recent theoretical innovations.
In the late 1970s generative grammarians proposed the existence
of an abstract syntactic level of grammatical representation
derived from surface structure which was phonetically invisible.
This level, dubbed logical form, has been thought of as the
information that the grammar contributes to semantic
The first part of the book reviews the standard arguments for
the existence of LF and its format.