Binding Theory

Binding Theory

by Daniel Buring, Daniel B. Ring


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521812801
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/07/2005
Series: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics Series
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Daniel B�ring is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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.

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