Binding Theory

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 27, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 281 pages
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Binding Theory explores how different kinds of nominal expressions such as names, noun phrases and pronouns come to 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, introducing a huge variety of nominal and especially pronominal expressions from the world's languages. 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.
  

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Contents

Interpreting indexed structures
25
Domains and orientation
46
Binding versus coreference X l
81
Other cases of semantic binding
104
The Coreference rule
118
Descriptive pronouns and individual concepts
143
Semantic binding and ccommand
163
Plurals
188
Reciprocals
203
Exempt anaphora and reflexivity
222
Binding and movement
244
Bihliography
265
Index
277
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Daniel Büring is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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