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LINGUIST List 20.1430

Wed Apr 15 2009

Books: Syntax/Ling Theories: Hicks

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Derivation of Anaphoric Relations: Hicks

Message 1: The Derivation of Anaphoric Relations: Hicks
Date: 14-Apr-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Derivation of Anaphoric Relations: Hicks
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Title: The Derivation of Anaphoric Relations
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 139
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20139

Author: Glyn Hicks
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290007 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290007 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255228 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255228 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Abstract:

The Derivation of Anaphoric Relations resolves a conspicuous problem
for Minimalist theory, the apparently representational nature of the
binding conditions. Hicks adduces a broad variety of evidence against the
binding conditions applying at LF and builds upon the insights of recent
proposals by Hornstein, Kayne, and Reuland by reducing them to the core
narrow-syntactic operations (specifically, Agree and Merge). Several novel
and independently motivated claims about syntactic features and phases are
made, not only explaining the previously stipulated roles played by
c-command, reference, and locality, but furnishing the derivational binding
theory with sufficient flexibility to capture some long-problematic
empirical phenomena: These include connectivity effects, 'picture-noun'
reflexives in English, and anaphor/pronoun non-complementarity. Specific
proposals are also made for extending the derivational approach to
accommodate structured cross-linguistic variation in binding, with thorough
expositions and analyses of the Dutch, Norwegian, and Icelandic pronominal
systems.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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