LINGUIST List 16.936

Mon Mar 28 2005

Books: Semantics/Syntax: Büring

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Binding Theory: Büring


Message 1: Binding Theory: Büring

Date: 28-Mar-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Binding Theory: Büring


Title: Binding Theory
Series Title: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521012228

Author: Daniel Büring, University of California, Los Angeles
Hardback: ISBN: 0521812801 Pages: 294 Price: U.K. £ 40.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521012228 Pages: 292 Price: U.K. £ 18.99
Hardback: ISBN: 0521812801 Pages: 294 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521012228 Pages: 292 Price: U.S. $ 32.99
Abstract:

Binding theory seeks to explain how different kinds of nominal expressions
such as names, noun phrases and pronouns have anaphoric relations amongst
one another, and how they come to have reference to things in the world.
This textbook provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to modern
binding theory. Starting at a very basic level, it introduces the reader to
a huge variety of nominal and especially pronominal expressions from the
world's languages, the ways they can be used, and current theorising about
their grammatical properties and their interpretation. Daniel Büring
discusses a wide range of cross-linguistic data and theoretical approaches,
and unlike in existing introductions, pairs the discussion of syntactic
facts with a detailed introduction to the semantic interpretation of
binding structures. Written in a clear and accessible style, and with
numerous exercises and examples, this textbook will be invaluable to
graduate and advanced undergraduate students of syntax and semantics.

*Starting at a basic level, and with numerous exercises, provides a
step-by-step introduction to the issues and theories

*Pays equal attention to syntax and semantics

*Uses examples from a wide variety of languages and linguistic constructions

1. The ABC of binding theory
2. Interpreting indexed structures
3. Domains and orientation
4. Binding versus co-reference
5. Other cases of semantic binding
6. The co-reference rule
7. Descriptive pronouns and individual concepts
8. Semantic binding and c-command
9. Plurals
10. Reciprocals
11. Exempt anaphora and reflexivity
12. Binding and movement


Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (ENG )

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