- Author : Mary Dalrymple
- Release Date : 01 July 1993
- Publisher : Center for the Study of Language (CSLI)
- Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
- Pages : 188 pages
- ISBN 13 : 1881526062
Download or read book entitled The Syntax of Anaphoric Binding by author: Mary Dalrymple which was release on 01 July 1993 and published by Center for the Study of Language (CSLI) with total page 188 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Mary Dalrymple provides a theory of the syntax of anaphoric binding, couched in the framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar. Cross-linguistically, anaphoric elements vary a great deal. One finds long- and short-distance reflexives, sometimes within the same language; pronominals may require local noncoreference or coreference only with nonsubjects. Analyses of the syntax of anaphoric binding which have attempted to fit all languages into the mold of English are inadequate to account for the rich range of syntactic constraints that are attested. How, then, can the cross-linguistic regularities exhibited by anaphoric elements be captured, while at the same time accounting for the diversity that is found? Dalrymple shows that syntactic constraints on anaphoric binding can be expressed in terms of just three grammatical concepts: subject, predicate, and tense. These concepts define a set of complex constraints, combinations of which interact to predict the wide range of universally available syntactic conditions that anaphoric elements obey. Mary Dalrymple is a member of the research staff of the Natural Language Theory and Technology group at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.