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Anaphora and language design

Author: Eric J Reuland
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : The MIT Press, ©2011.
Series: Linguistic inquiry monographs, 62.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study on anaphoric dependencies that derives the conditions on anaphora in natural language from the design properties of the language system.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric J Reuland
ISBN: 9780262015059 0262015056 9780262515641 0262515644
OCLC Number: 627701058
Description: xix, 437 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction --
1.1. Goals --
1.2. Background --
1.3. Variation in Binding --
1.4. Toward Explanation in Linguistics --
1.4.1. Linguistics as a Cognitive Science --
1.4.2. A Minimalist Perspective on Natural Language Grammar --
1.4.3. What Would Make CHL Trivial? --
1.5. Unity and Diversity in Anaphoric Dependencies --
1.5.1. Universale and Sources of Invariance --
1.5.2. Toward Explaining the Binding Conditions --
1.6. Interpretive Dependencies --
1.6.1. Binding and Coreference --
1.6.2. A Definition of A-Binding --
1.6.3. A-Binding: Logical Syntax and Semantics --
1.7. The Canonical Binding Theory --
1.7.1. An Overview of the CBT --
1.7.2. Locality --
1.7.3. BT Compatibility --
1.7.4. Some Further Challenges to the CBT --
1.8. Beyond the CBT --
1.8.1. Types of Nominal Expressions --
1.8.2. Parameters of Variation --
1.9. Indices and Their Demise. 1.10. Binding and Coreference Revisited --
1.11. Summary and Structure of the Book --
2. Structural Conditions on A-Binding --
2.1. Background --
2.2. The Status of C-Command in Binding --
2.3. Pronominals versus Anaphors --
2.4. Conclusions --
3. A Modular Approach to Binding: Reflexivity, Chains, and Exemption --
3.1. Defining Reflexivity --
3.2. Condition B: Main Facts --
3.3. Condition A: Main Facts --
3.4. Semantic and Syntactic Predicates --
3.5. The Structure of SE Anaphors and SELF Anaphors --
3.6. An Independent Factor: Syntactic Chain Formation --
3.6.1. Dutch versus Frisian --
3.6.2. Chains and the Chain Condition --
3.6.3. Where Neither the Chain Condition nor Condition B Applies --
3.6.4. Chains and Hierarchy --
3.7. Condition B in N- and P-Predicates --
3.7.1. N-Predicates --
3.7.2. P-Predicates --
3.8. Toward Explaining the Binding Conditions: Reflexivity and Chains --
3.9. Conclusion --
4. Representing Anaphoric Dependencies: Issues of Economy. 4.1. Introduction --
4.2. The Nature of Economy: Its Rationales --
4.3. Competition in Brazilian Portuguese --
4.4. A Synthesis: The Competition between Hem and Zich Revisited --
4.5. Conclusions --
5. Binding by Chains: The Syntactic Encoding of Interpretive Dependencies --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Underspecification --
5.3. Index-Free Binding --
5.4. The Binding Requirement on Anaphors --
5.5. Encoding Dependencies within CHL --
5.5.1. Dependencies in the Framework of Chomsky (1995) --
5.5.2. Overt V-to-T --
5.5.3. Checking Zich's Features --
5.5.4. Linking --
5.5.5. Features and Feature Bundles --
5.5.6. CHAINs and Chains --
5.5.7. Covert V-to-T --
5.6. Conditions on the Tail: What Blocks Chain Formation? --
5.6.1. Recoverable Features --
5.6.2. A Nonrecoverable Property: Number --
5.6.3. A Further Perspective: The Role of D --
5.6.4. Definiteness and Poss Anaphors --
5.7. Binding versus Logophoricity --
5.7.1. Subjunctive --
5.7.2. Nonmatching Antecedents. 5.8. Maximality of Chains and Conditions on Chain Heads --
5.8.1. The Issue --
5.8.2. SE as a Subject --
5.9. Agreeing to Bind --
5.9.1. Background --
5.9.2. Implementation --
5.9.3. An Empirical Consequence --
5.10. Conclusion --
6. Deriving the Binding Conditions: Encoding and Sources of Invariance --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Deriving the Binding Conditions; Why Conditions A and B? --
6.2.1. Why is Reflexivity Marked? --
6.2.2. Condition B and the IDI --
6.3. Licensing Reflexivity --
6.3.1. Operations on Argument Structure: The & theta;-System --
6.3.2. From Lexical Reflexivity to Structural Case and Pronouns in English --
6.3.3. Protecting a Variable --
6.4. A Note on Binding and an Interim Summary --
6.4.1. A Note on Binding --
6.4.2. An Interim Summary --
6.5. Deriving Condition A --
6.5.1. The Syntax of Reflexive-Marking --
6.5.2. Reference by Proxy and the Functional Semantics of Pronominals --
6.5.3. How SELF Movement Is Enforced. 6.6. Remaining Questions and Summary of Results --
6.6.1. Revisiting Faltz's Typology --
6.6.2. The Notion "Anaphor": Its Theoretical Significance --
6.7. From Invariants to Variation: Masking --
6.8. Conclusions --
7. Reflexive-Marking by SELF Movement: A Case Study --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. The Internal Structure of SELF Anaphors --
7.3. Further Consequences of SELF Movement --
7.4. The Definition of Syntactic Predicates: Which Property Attracts SELF? --
7.5. Local Binding of 1st- and 2nd-Person Pronominals --
7.6. Maximality of Chains and Conditions on Chain Heads --
7.6.1. The Issue --
7.6.2. Nominative Complex Anaphors --
7.7. Summary and Conclusions --
8. Variation in Anaphoric Systems within Germanic --
8.1. Introduction --
8.2. Local Binding of Pronouns in Frisian --
8.3. German Sich --
8.3.1. German Sich and Reflexivity --
8.3.2. Case and Case Distinctions --
8.3.3. Concluding the Discussion of Case and Chains --
8.4. Long-Distance Anaphors in Germanic. 8.4.1. Introduction --
8.4.2. Anaphors across Germanic Languages --
8.4.3. Capturing the Variation in Binding Domains --
8.4.4. Discussion from Current Perspectives: Long-Distance Binding and Minimalism --
8.4.5. Long-Distance Binding of Direct Object SE --
8.5. Logophoricity: Icelandic Logophoric Anaphora --
8.5.1. Introduction --
8.5.2. Subjunctives --
8.5.3. Infinitives --
8.5.4. Summary of the Facts --
8.5.5. The Interpretation of Sig: Binding versus Coreference --
8.5.6. Conclusions and Open Issues --
8.6. Summary and Conclusions --
9. Discussion, Summary, and Conclusions --
9.1. Introduction --
9.2. How to Encode Anaphoric Dependencies: Theoretical and Crosslinguistic Variation --
9.2.1. Kayne 2002 --
9.2.2. Zwart 2002 --
9.2.3. Boeckx, Hornstein, and Nunes 2007 --
9.2.4. Safir 2004a and 2004b --
9.2.5. Hicks 2009 --
9.3. Overview and Summary of Results --
9.4. General Conclusions.
Series Title: Linguistic inquiry monographs, 62.
Responsibility: Eric Reuland.

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