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Grammar of Anaphora

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The study of anaphoric expressions — especially reflexives and reciprocals — has played an increasingly important role in linguistic theory. Within the Extended Standard Theory, the central notions of government and binding have depended crucially on the proper understanding of anaphoric relations. A Grammar of Anaphora offers the most comprehensive and significant treatment of such phenomena currently available. Its theoretical and empirical investigation of the notions of anaphora and of binding in syntax should define the direction of research in this field for the next decade.In Chomsky's Government-Binding (G-B) framework the relationship between an anaphoric expression and its antecedent is constrained by certain binding principles. This book argues that another kind of anaphoric relation exists, beyond those defined by Chomsky's framework. Its generalization of binding extends the theory so that it can solve various conceptual and empirical problems that it originally raised, and provides a unified explanation of seemingly unrelated phenomena in a host of constructions and languages. The book is also able to dispense with the Empty Category Principle which has been a major focus within G-B theory. It proposes instead a structural unification of the notions of pronouns, empty categories, and anaphors which leads to new insights in areas never treated in a coherent way before.

Synopsis:

A theoretical and empirical investigation of the notions of anaphora and of binding in syntax.

Synopsis:

The study of anaphoric expressions--especially reflexives and reciprocals--has played an increasingly important role in linguistic theory. Within the Extended Standard Theory, the central notions of government and binding have depended crucially on the proper understanding of anaphoric relations.

About the Author

Joseph Aoun is Dean of the College and Anna H. Bing Professor in the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences at the University of Southern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262510332
Author:
Aoun, Joseph
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Generative grammar
Subject:
Anaphora
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Reference-Grammar and Style
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Linguistic Inquiry Monographs A Grammar Of Anaphora
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
19850631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Reference » Grammar and Style
Reference » Grammar and Usage
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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