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Binding Theory (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)by Daniel Buring
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This study explores how different kinds of nominal expressions such as names, noun phrases and pronouns develop anaphoric relations among each another that have reference to physical elements. Providing a thorough and comprehensive introduction to modern binding theory, this book introduces a variety of nominal and, especially, pronominal expressions from the world's languages. Including numerous exercises and examples, the textbook will be invaluable to graduate and advanced undergraduate students of syntax and semantics.
This textbook provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to modern binding theory, exploring the anaphoric relations between different kinds of nominal expressions. Written in a clear and accessible style, and with numerous exercises and examples, this textbook will be invaluable to graduate and advanced undergraduate students of syntax and semantics.
About the Author
Daniel Bring is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
1. The ABC of binding theory; 2. Interpreting indexed structures; 3. Domains and orientation; 4. Binding versus co-reference; 5. Other cases of semantic binding; 6. The co-reference rule; 7. Descriptive pronouns and individual concepts; 8. Semantic binding and c-command; 9. Plurals; 10. Reciprocals; 11. Exempt anaphora and reflexivity; 12. Binding and movement.
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