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Principle B, VP ellipsis, and interpretation in child grammar

Author: Rosalind Thornton; Kenneth Wexler
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999.
Series: Current studies in linguistics series, 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Among the universal principles of linguistics are those known as the principles of the binding theory. These principles constrain the range of interpretations that can be assigned to sentences containing reflexives and reciprocals, pronouns, and referring expressions. The principle that is relevant for pronouns, Principle B, has provided a fertile ground for the study of linguistic development." "In this book the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosalind Thornton; Kenneth Wexler
ISBN: 0262201194 9780262201193 0262700697 9780262700696
OCLC Number: 40338431
Description: x, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction --
2. The Acquisition of Principle B --
3. A New Account --
4. Experimental Investigations --
5. Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Current studies in linguistics series, 31.
Responsibility: Rosalind Thornton and Kenneth Wexler.

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This is the first experimental study of Principle B with verb phrase ellipsis and properties of the interpretation of empty pronouns in ellipsis.  Read more...

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