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Island Constraints : Theory, Acquisition and Processing - Helen Goodluck

Island Constraints

Theory, Acquisition and Processing

By: Helen Goodluck (Editor), Michael S. Rochemont (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 1992
ISBN: 9780792316893
Number Of Pages: 480

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A collection of articles on the theory, acquisition and processing of island constraints. The book is unique in taking an interdisciplinary approach to a syntactic phenomenon that has been at the centre of linguistic debates since the 1960s. Both transformational and non-transformational approaches to island constraints are represented. The papers in the volume show how data from empirical studies of the role of island constraints in processing and acquistition by normals and by special populations can contribute to our understanding of broad issues concerning the representation of linguistic structures in the mind, including the interplay between lexical, pragmatic and syntactic knowledge. In addition, they contribute vital data to specific on-going debates in processing and development, such as the emergence of movement rules in children's grammars and the temporal ordering of events in the analysis of discontinuous dependencies by the language processor. The papers in the volume exploit examples from a variety of languages and use a variety of experimental techniques to marshal arguments for specific models of the theory of island constraints and their deployment in real-time language acquisition and language processing.

Island Constraints: an Introductionp. 1
No Variable Is an Island: Computational Complexity and Island Constraintsp. 35
Parsing Complex NPs in Frenchp. 61
Resumptive Pronouns in Islandsp. 89
Islands, Learnability and the Lexiconp. 109
Adjunct Islands and Acquisitionp. 181
Argument Extraction out of Indirect Questions in Frenchp. 195
Deriving Island Constraints from Principles of Predicationp. 223
Sentences as Islands: on the Boundedness of A'-Movement in American Sign Languagep. 259
Which Children Did They Show Obey Strong Crossover?p. 275
Processing Subject Extractionsp. 295
Parsing with Grammar: Islands, Heads, and Garden Pathsp. 321
Island Constraints at Eightyp. 351
Bounding Rightward A-dependenciesp. 373
Sensitivity to Islands in an Aphasic Individualp. 399
The Processing Implementation of Syntactic Constraints: the Sentence Matching Debatep. 419
Subjacency Violations and Empty Categories in Second Language Acquisitionp. 445
List of Contributorsp. 465
Name Indexp. 469
Subject Indexp. 475
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ISBN: 9780792316893
ISBN-10: 0792316894
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st November 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.89