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Title: Prolific Domains
Subtitle: On the Anti-Locality of movement dependencies
Written By: Kleanthes K. Grohmann
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA_66
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 66
Description:

Standard conceptions of Locality aim to establish that a dependency between two positions may not span too long a distance. This book explores the opposite conception, Anti-Locality: Don’t move too close. The model of clause structure, syntactic computation, and locality concerns Kleanthes Grohmann develops makes crucial use of derivational sub-domains, Prolific Domains, each encapsulating particular context information (thematic, agreement, discourse). The Anti-Locality Hypothesis is the attempt to exclude anti-local movement from the grammar by banning movement within a Prolific Domain, a Bare Output Condition. The flexible application of the operation Spell Out, coupled with an innovative view on grammatical formatives, leads to a natural caveat: Copy Spell Out. Grohmann explores a theory of Anti-Locality relevant to all three Prolific Domains in the clausal layer as well as the nominal layer, and offers a unified account of Standard and Anti-Locality regarding clause-internal movement and operations across clause boundaries, revisiting successive cyclicity.

Table of contents

Preface xiii
Abbreviations xv
1. Locality in grammar 1–37
2. Rigorous Minimalism and Anti-Locality 39–103
3. Anti-Locality in anaphoric dependencies 105–131
4. Copy Spell Out and left dislocation 133–177
5. The Anti-Locality of clitic left dislocation 179–197
6. Prolific Domains in the nominal layer 199–225
7. Successive cyclicity revisited 227–291
8. A note on dynamic syntax 293–319
9. Final remarks 321–323
References 325–351
Name index 353–357
Language index 359
Subject index 361–369

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Generative Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588114414
ISBN-13: 9781588114419
Pages: xvi, 372 pp.
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ISBN: 9027227896
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Pages: xvi, 372 pp.
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