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Traces and Their Antecedents - Samuel David Epstein

Traces and Their Antecedents

Hardcover Published: 11th April 1991
ISBN: 9780195064858
Number Of Pages: 216

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This study investigates the distribution of traces and their antecedents. The first chapter outlines the Government and Binding theory, enabling those unfamiliar with this framework to understand the ensuing discussion. The second chapter concerns the Empty Category Principle. Argument/adjunct asymmetries are shown to follow from an independently motivated indexing algorithm, which entails that adjuncts display an impoverished indexing. The third chapter deduces the properties of A-chains from independently motivated principles, offering a thorough examination of Super-Raising, Improper Movement, and the Local Binding Condition. The final chapter challenges the standard assumptions regarding Case requirements on traces.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 3
Notesp. 14
Deriving Asymmetries in Gamma Assignmentp. 15
Summary and Discussionp. 50
Summary an Asymmetry Revealed and Eliminatedp. 78
Notesp. 97
Determining the Properties of A-Chainsp. 105
Notesp. 149
Case Requirements on Tracesp. 151
Notesp. 182
Bibliographyp. 187
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780195064858
ISBN-10: 0195064852
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 11th April 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 14.71  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.41

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