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The Derivation of Anaphoric Relations

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  • Author(s): Glyn Hicks 1
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    Affiliations: 1: University of Southampton
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Date March 2009
  • e-Book ISBN: 9789027290007
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/la.139

Abstract

<i>The Derivation of Anaphoric Relations</i> resolves a conspicuous problem for Minimalist theory, the apparently representational nature of the binding conditions. Hicks adduces a broad variety of evidence against the binding conditions applying at LF and builds upon the insights of recent proposals by Hornstein, Kayne, and Reuland by reducing them to the core narrow-syntactic operations (specifically, Agree and Merge). Several novel and independently motivated claims about syntactic features and phases are made, not only explaining the previously stipulated roles played by c-command, reference, and locality, but furnishing the dervational binding theory with sufficient flexibility to capture some long-problematic empirical phenomena: These include connectivity effects, ‘picture-noun’ reflexives in English, and anaphor/pronoun non-complementarity. Specific proposals are also made for extending the derivational approach to accommodate structured crosslinguistic variation in binding, with thorough expositions and analyses of the Dutch, Norwegian, and Icelandic pronominal systems.

Subjects: Theoretical linguistics; Semantics; Syntax; English linguistics; Generative linguistics

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