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Long Distance Anaphora

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521391115
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 1991
  • Pages: 354 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.94 x 8.98 x 5.98 inches

Overview

There are a number of persistent anomalies in binding theory. One is the lack of an integrated view of long distance anaphora. Anaphors generally require an antecedent, but languages have been found to show striking differences as to where such antecedents may occur. This volume is a collection of original articles by distinguished contributors on the nature of anaphoric systems in a wide variety of genetically and structurally different languages, and examines the general laws underlying the apparent diversity of data from the perspective of current linguistic theory. There is a surprising degree of convergence in the analyses proposed. A substantive introduction summarizes and discusses the main results, providing an integrative picture of individual and common results.

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