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Long Distance Anaphora - Jan Koster

Long Distance Anaphora

By: Jan Koster (Editor), Eric J. Reuland (Editor)

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Published: 25th October 1991
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There are a number of persistent anomalies in binding theory. One is the lack of an integrated view of long distance anaphora. Anaphors generally require an antecedent, but languages have been shown to show striking differences as to where such antecedents may occur. This volume is a collection of original articles by distinguished contributors on the nature of anaphoric systems in a wide variety of genetically and structurally different languages, and it examines the general laws underlying the apparent diversity of data from the perspective of current linguistic theory. There is a surprising degree of convergence in the analyses proposed. A substantive introduction summarises and discusses the main results, providing an integrative picture of individual and common results. This is the first representative collection of articles on this important topic. It is both conceptually coherent and of real theoretical importance.

List of contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Long-distance anaphora: an overviewp. 1
Containment and connectedness anaphorsp. 27
Long-distance reflexives and the typology of NPsp. 49
Contextual determination of the anaphor/pronominal distinctionp. 77
On the interaction between antecedent-government and binding: the case of long-distance reflexivizationp. 119
Binding in Polishp. 137
Anaphors in binary trees: an analysis of Czech reflexivesp. 151
Latin long-distance anaphorap. 171
Prepositions, binding and andthetas;-markingp. 185
Locality, parameters and some issues in Italian syntaxp. 209
Long-distance binding in Finnishp. 231
The primacy condition of anaphora and pronominal variable bindingp. 245
The local nature of the long-distance reflexive in Chinesep. 263
Anaphors and logophors: an argument structure perspectivep. 283
Referencesp. 323
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780521391115
ISBN-10: 0521391113
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 25th October 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.69