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The Syntax of Anaphora

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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.

Synopsis:

Ken Safir is Professor of Linguistics at Rutgers University. He is also the author of The Syntax of (In)Dependence (2003).

Table of Contents

The interpretation of anaphoric relations from syntactic form — Competition and complementarity — coargument coconstrual and the varieties of dependent identity — Anaphors and domains — Competitive narrowing and morphological form — Principles of anaphora in the architecture of syntactic theory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198037187
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Morphology
Author:
Safir, Kenneth J.
Author:
Kenneth J. Safir
Author:
of The Syntax of (In)Dependence (2003).<br>
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Syntax
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
Anaphora (Linguistics)
Subject:
Grammar, Comparative and general
Subject:
Linguistics | Syntax and Morphology
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Reference-Grammar and Style
Subject:
Linguistics | Syntax & Morphology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040408
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
313

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Syntax
Reference » Grammar and Style

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"Synopsis" by , Ken Safir is Professor of Linguistics at Rutgers University. He is also the author of The Syntax of (In)Dependence (2003).

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