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Xp-Adjunction in Universal Grammar : Scrambling and Binding in Hindi-Urdu - Ayesha Kidwai

Xp-Adjunction in Universal Grammar

Scrambling and Binding in Hindi-Urdu

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780195132519
Number Of Pages: 200

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One of the most hotly debated phenomena in natural language is that of leftward argument scrambling. This book investigates the properties of Hindi-Urdu scrambling to show that it must be analyzed as uniformly a focality-driven XP-adjunction operation. It proposes a novel theory of binding and coreference that not only derives the coreference effects in scrambled constructions, but has important consequences for the proper formulation of binding, crossover, reconstruction, and representational economy in the minimalist program. The book will be of interest not only to specialists in Hindi-Urdu syntax and/or scrambling, but to all students of generative syntax.

Issues in the Study of Scramblingp. 3
Empirical Issuesp. 3
Some Minimalist Backgroundp. 9
Theoretical Issuesp. 16
Organizationp. 19
Scrambling: Syntactic Propertiesp. 22
Scrambling Is Not NP-movementp. 24
Scrambling Is Not WH-movementp. 34
Scrambling Is Not Topicalizationp. 39
Scrambling Is Not QRp. 50
Scrambling Is XP-Adjunctionp. 53
The Structure of the UG Clausep. 60
Locating the AGR-oP Projectionp. 60
Ditransitives in the Minimalist Programp. 67
Binding and Coreference in UGp. 82
Principle A and Reflexive Bindingp. 83
Principle B and Pronominal Bindingp. 91
Binding and Conference in Minimalismp. 96
Scrambling, Focus, and Specificityp. 114
Scrambling and Positional Focusp. 114
Coreference with Adjoined Positionsp. 124
Scrambling and Specificityp. 130
XP-Adjunction in UGp. 138
XP-Adjunction and Global Economyp. 138
The Economy of Representationp. 142
The Economy of Derivationp. 146
The L-/L-Bar Distinctionp. 149
Notesp. 153
Bibliographyp. 169
Indexp. 176
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ISBN: 9780195132519
ISBN-10: 0195132513
Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 16.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49