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Binding Theory

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Part of Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics

  • Date Published: March 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521012225

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  • This study explores how different kinds of nominal expressions such as names, noun phrases and pronouns develop anaphoric relations among each another that have reference to physical elements. Providing a thorough and comprehensive introduction to modern binding theory, this book introduces a variety of nominal and, especially, pronominal expressions from the world's languages. Including numerous exercises and examples, the 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
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521012225
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 173 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.584kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Language analysis methods: syntax and semantics
  • Author

    Daniel Büring, University of California, Los Angeles
    Daniel Büring is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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