He has been a prominent contributor to the syntax literature within a Chomskyan framework, and is one of few linguists to have co-written articles with Chomsky. Describing himself as a "conservative", Lasnik says that he often finds himself "...trying to resurrect old analyses or maintain current analyses that are being supplanted." (p. 4) 
^Chomsky, Noam; Lasnik, Howard (1977). "Filters and Control". Linguistic Inquiry (8): 425–504.
^Chomsky, Noam; Lasnik, Howard. "The theory of Principles and Parameters". In Jacobs, J.; von Stechow, A.; Sternefeld, W. et al. Syntax: An international handbook of contemporary research. Berlin: de Gruyter.|displayeditors= suggested (help)
^Lasnik, Howard (2003). Minimalist Investigations in Linguistic Theory. Routledge. ISBN0-415-18194-1.
Lasnik, Howard; Uriagereka, Juan (2005). A course in Minimalist Syntax: Foundations and prospects. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. ISBN0-631-19988-8.