Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Case, Scope, and Binding

Authors: Bittner, M.

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Case, Scope, and Binding investigates the relation between syntax and semantics within a framework which combines the syntactic Government-Binding theory with a novel cross-linguistic theory of case and semantics. It is argued that case assignment, agreement, syntactic binding relations, as well as the minimum scopes of operators, are all determined by the relations which hold at the level of s-structure. Cross-linguistic variation with respect to these phenomena is due to corresponding variations at the s-structure level. The minimum scope of an operator cannot exceed its c-command domain at s-structure, but may be reduced by certain semantic mechanisms. The availability of any wider scope option depends on the possibility of movement at LF. The proposed theory is tested in detail against the facts of Inuit (Eskimo-Aleut family), an ergative language with typologically unusual scope and binding relations.
For linguists and philosophers interested in syntax, semantics, or the syntax-semantics interface.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Case, Scope, and Binding
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
30
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-1412-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-1412-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2649-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0295-3
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 205
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