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Peter Kosta (2020):The Syntax of Meaning and the Meaning of Syntax Minimal Computations and Maximal Derivations in a Label-/Phase-Driven Generative Grammar of Radical Minimalism, (Series: Potsdam Linguistic Investigations; vol. 31) Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien (ISBN 978-3-631-67132-0).

Einband des Buches von Peter Kosta
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Einband des Buches von Peter Kosta
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This book provides a summary of Radical Minimalism, putting forth a neurocognitively implementable theory of grammar as I-language. Radical Minimalism tries to give a ‘fully explicit’ description of syntactic structures mapped into cognitive frames of thought. It focuses on the division of labor between Narrow Syntax and Meaningful Units of the sentence and also on the role of Mental Lexicon (understood as a selection of Roots and Labels), the Labeling Mechanism, and the participation of the Senso-Motoric and Conceptual-Intentional Interfaces within a Crash-proof Grammar of Human Language. The data are taken from the languages of different genetic origins and types. The book is based on the idea that language and thought are closely connected and must be studied within the physical laws of the Anti-Entropy and Dynamical Frustration theory.
Peter Kosta’s new book touches on an exceptional range of subjects in theoretical syntax and the philosophy of grammar, bearing ample proof of his lifelong engagement with these vital disciplines within the humanities of the 20th/21st centuries. His acute awareness of important insights and discussions in current day minimalism is evident from every page, informing his treatment of a wide diversity of problems in the morphosyntax of Slavic languages and beyond. (Jan-Wouter Zwart, University of Groningen)
This book provides a breath of fresh air in linguistic theorising by combining empirically based syntactic innovations with original discussions of long-standing semantic puzzles and a revised architecture of the Faculty of Language. Foundational notions in generative theory are thoroughly revised in the light of detailed comparative analyses. This remarkable work represents the culmination of years of research on what meaning is, how it is structured, and to what extent syntax encodes meaning.
(Diego Gabriel Krivochen, University of Verona)

Tania Ionin and Teodora Radeva-Bork (2017):  The State of the Art of First Language Acquisition Research on Slavic languages. Invited paper for the 25th anniversary issue of Journal of Slavic Linguistics, Vol. 25 No. 2.

Peter Kosta, Teodora Radeva-Bork (eds.) (2019): Current development in Slavic linguistics. Twenty years after. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang (ISBN 978-3-631-67673-8).
The book offers a comprehensive overview of current research in Slavic linguistics from a theoretical and experimental perspective and from a variety of languages. The selected papers from the 11th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL 11) that took place at the University of Potsdam in 2015, illustrate the advancement of Slavic linguistic studies and their outreach for the development of general linguistics. The guest paper by Noam Chomsky at the beginning of the book sets a clear sign in this direction and may be taken as an acknowledgement of the field.

Peter Kosta (2018): Einige Anmerkungen zur Syntax von Sprache und Musik: Am Beispiel von Rekursivität und Merge bei J.S. Bach und in der Sprache. In: Musical in Litteris. Musikalische Geburtstagsgabe für Ludger Udolph. Dresden: Thelem Universitätsverlag und Buchhandlung GmbH und Co. KG (ISBN 978-3-945363-96-6), p. 57-72.

Peter Kosta (2018): Slavistische und baltistische Anteile in der Forschung und Forschungsnachfolge Franz Bopps. In: Historische Sprachforschung 130, 2017[2018], S. 236-256.

Peter Kosta (2015): On the Causative/Anti-Causative Alternation as Principle of Affix Ordering in the Light of the Mirror Principle, the Lexical Integrity Principle and the Distributed Morphology. In Zeitschrift für Slawistik 60/4: 570-612.

Peter Kosta (2015): Code-switching and Code-mixing Revisited in Urban and Ethnic Styles: A Brief Sketch on Variation and Language Shift. In Warditz, Vladislava & Beatrix Kreß (eds.). Multilingualism and Translation. Studies on Slavonic and Non-Slavonic Languages in Contact. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 111-129.

Peter Kosta (2015): Negacja a struktura zdania w języku czeskim. In:  ČÍTANKA TEXTŮ Z KOGNITIVNÍ LINGVISTIKY II.  Eds. Božena Bednaříková & Monika Pittnerová. Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci. Filozofická fakulta: Olomouc, 287-310.

Peter Kosta (2015): Třetí faktor "relevance" mezi sémantikou, pragmatikou a syntaxí. In: ČÍTANKA TEXTŮ Z KOGNITIVNÍ LINGVISTIKY II. Eds. Božena Bednaříková & Monika Pittnerová. Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci. Filozofická fakulta: Olomouc, 57-76.

Teodora Radeva-Bork (2015): The nature of single and double cliticization in early child grammar. In Hamann, C. et al. (eds.). Proceedings of GALA 2013. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Małgorzata Tempel (with Vladislava Warditz) (2015): Between Convention and Creativity: Translation Strategies of Polish-German Bilinguals Dealing with Expressions Specific to German Culture. In Warditz, Vladislava & Beatrix Kreß (eds.). Multilingualism and Translation. Studies on Slavonic and Non-Slavonic Languages in Contact. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 209-225.

Peter Kosta, Teodora Radeva-Bork (with Steven Franks and Lilia Schürcks) (eds.) (2014):  Minimalism and Beyond: Radicalizing the Interfaces Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Peter Kosta (with Diego Krivochen) (2014): Interfaces, Impaired Merge and the Theory of the Frustrated Mind. In Czech and Slovak Linguistic Review 1, 32-75.

Małgorzata Tempel (2014): Die Übersetzung von Stereotypen aus imagologischer Sicht: Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewskis Poloni – lateinisch, polnisch und deutsch. In Rocznik Karla Dedeciusa. Dedeciana – tłumaczenie – recepcja / Karl Dedecius-Jahrbuch. Dedeciana – Übersetzung – Rezeption 7, 143-157.

Peter Kosta (with Diego Krivochen) (2013): Eliminating Empty Categories: A Radically Minimalist View on their Ontology and Justification. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Peter Kosta (with Nadine Thielemann) (eds.) (2013):  Approaches to Slavic Interaction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Teodora Radeva-Bork (2012): Single and Double Clitics in Adult and Child Grammar. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.