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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Interpreting indexed structures
Domains and orientation
Binding versus coreference X l
Other cases of semantic binding
The Coreference rule
Descriptive pronouns and individual concepts
Semantic binding and ccommand
a-list adjunct analysis anaphorically related antecedent argument assignment g assume Bill binder prefix Binder rule Binding Condition binding domain Binding Theory block bound pronoun c-command c-commanding NP Caroline chapter coargument domain coindexed complementary distribution constituent contains context corefer coreference Dalrymple defined denotation derived position discussed e-type pronouns English example exempt anaphors exempt position Exercise express fact formal full NPs given grammatical hates Heim her2 his2 hisi identity Index Transfer indices individual interpretation intuitively John Johni languages lexical locally bound Marathi Mary matrix meaning non-reflexive pronouns Note notion overlapping reference person plurality possible predicted quantifier R-theory reading referential reflexive pronoun Reinhart relevant semantic binding sentence sister sloppy smiled structure subject domain syntactic binding Tatjana thematic roles thinks tion trace transitive verb truth conditions uncle phoned verb violation VP ellipsis w/z-movement weak crossover