The Syntax of Anaphoric Binding

The Syntax of Anaphoric Binding
Author: Mary Dalrymple
Publsiher: Center for the Study of Language (CSLI)
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1993-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1881526062

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Mary Dalrymple provides a theory of the syntax of anaphoric binding, couched in the framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar. Cross-linguistically, anaphoric elements vary a great deal. One finds long- and short-distance reflexives, sometimes within the same language; pronominals may require local noncoreference or coreference only with nonsubjects. Analyses of the syntax of anaphoric binding which have attempted to fit all languages into the mold of English are inadequate to account for the rich range of syntactic constraints that are attested. How, then, can the cross-linguistic regularities exhibited by anaphoric elements be captured, while at the same time accounting for the diversity that is found? Dalrymple shows that syntactic constraints on anaphoric binding can be expressed in terms of just three grammatical concepts: subject, predicate, and tense. These concepts define a set of complex constraints, combinations of which interact to predict the wide range of universally available syntactic conditions that anaphoric elements obey. Mary Dalrymple is a member of the research staff of the Natural Language Theory and Technology group at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.

The Syntax of Anaphora

The Syntax of Anaphora
Author: Ken Safir
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2004-04-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780198037187

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In this work, Ken Safir develops a comprehensive theory on the role of anaphora in syntax. First, he contends that the complementary distribution of forms that support the anaphoric readings is not accidental, contrary to most current thinking, but rather should be derived from a principle, one that he proposes in the form of an algorithm. Secondly, he maintains that dependent identity relations are always possible where they are not prohibited by a constraint. Lastly, he proposes that there are no parameters of anaphora - that all anaphora-specific principles are universal, and that the patterns of anaphora across languages arise entirely from a restricted set of lexical properties. This comprehensive consideration of anaphora redirects current thinking on the subject.

The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax

The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax
Author: Marcel den Dikken
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-07-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781107354586

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Syntax – the study of sentence structure – has been at the centre of generative linguistics from its inception and has developed rapidly and in various directions. The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax provides a historical context for what is happening in the field of generative syntax today, a survey of the various generative approaches to syntactic structure available in the literature and an overview of the state of the art in the principal modules of the theory and the interfaces with semantics, phonology, information structure and sentence processing, as well as linguistic variation and language acquisition. This indispensable resource for advanced students, professional linguists (generative and non-generative alike) and scholars in related fields of inquiry presents a comprehensive survey of the field of generative syntactic research in all its variety, written by leading experts and providing a proper sense of the range of syntactic theories calling themselves generative.

The Syntax of Anaphora

The Syntax of Anaphora
Author: Ken Safir,Professor of Linguistics Ken Safir
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2004-04-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780195166132

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In this work, Ken Safir develops a comprehensive theory on the role of anaphora in syntax. First, he contends that the complementary distribution of forms that support the anaphoric readings is not accidental, contrary to most current thinking, but rather should be derived from a principle, one that he proposes in the form of an algorithm. Secondly, he maintains that dependent identity relations are always possible where they are not prohibited by a constraint. Lastly, he proposes that there are no parameters of anaphora - that all anaphora-specific principles are universal, and that the patterns of anaphora across languages arise entirely from a restricted set of lexical properties. This comprehensive consideration of anaphora redirects current thinking on the subject.

Long Distance Reflexives

Long Distance Reflexives
Author: Peter Cole,Gabriella Hermon,C.-T. James Huang
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2000-10-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781849508742

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This new volume serves to focus and clarify the debate surrounding long-distance reflexives by examining the role of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics/discourse in the use of long-distance reflexives in a variety of languages. It discusses a broad range of questions about syntactic categories and presents a number of theoretical frameworks.

The Syntax and Pragmatics of Anaphora

The Syntax and Pragmatics of Anaphora
Author: Yan Huang
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2007-08-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0521039606

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This book develops a pragmatic theory of anaphora within the neo-Gricean framework of conversational implicature. Chomsky claims that anaphora reflects underlying principles of innate Universal Grammar, and the view is widely held that only syntactic and semantic factors are crucial to intrasentential anaphora. Yan Huang questions the basis of the Government and Binding approach and argues that syntax and pragmatics are interconnected in determining many anaphoric processes. Furthermore, he proposes that the extent to which syntax and pragmatics interact varies typologically. There exists a class of language (such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean) in which pragmatics play a central role that in familiar European languages is alleged to be played by grammar. Yan Huang's pragmatic theory has far reaching implications for this important issue in theoretical linguistics.

Syntactic Constraints on Anaphoric Binding

Syntactic Constraints on Anaphoric Binding
Author: Mary Elizabeth Dalrymple
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 398
Release: 1990
Genre: Anaphora (Linguistics)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105010254964

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The Derivation of Anaphoric Relations

The Derivation of Anaphoric Relations
Author: Glyn Hicks
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2009-03-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9789027290007

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The Derivation of Anaphoric Relations resolves a conspicuous problem for Minimalist theory, the apparently representational nature of the binding conditions. Hicks adduces a broad variety of evidence against the binding conditions applying at LF and builds upon the insights of recent proposals by Hornstein, Kayne, and Reuland by reducing them to the core narrow-syntactic operations (specifically, Agree and Merge). Several novel and independently motivated claims about syntactic features and phases are made, not only explaining the previously stipulated roles played by c-command, reference, and locality, but furnishing the dervational binding theory with sufficient flexibility to capture some long-problematic empirical phenomena: These include connectivity effects, ‘picture-noun’ reflexives in English, and anaphor/pronoun non-complementarity. Specific proposals are also made for extending the derivational approach to accommodate structured crosslinguistic variation in binding, with thorough expositions and analyses of the Dutch, Norwegian, and Icelandic pronominal systems.