Case, Scope, and Binding by Maria Bittner (auth.)

By Maria Bittner (auth.)

Case, Scope, and Binding investigates the relation among syntax and semantics inside of a framework which mixes the syntactic Government-Binding conception with a unique cross-linguistic conception of case and semantics. it really is argued that case task, contract, syntactic binding family, in addition to the minimal scopes of operators, are all made up our minds through the kinfolk which carry on the point of s-structure. Cross-linguistic edition with appreciate to those phenomena is because of corresponding adaptations on the s-structure point. The minimal scope of an operator can't exceed its c-command area at s-structure, yet could be diminished via definite semantic mechanisms. the provision of any wider scope alternative depends upon the potential for move at LF. The proposed conception is established intimately opposed to the evidence of Inuit (Eskimo-Aleut family), an ergative language with typologically strange scope and binding kinfolk.
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It ... 1; ... , Hindi). 2 below. 1 Recall definition (lSb) from chapter 1: riB an atetUion of an argument. P. iff (i) ris a head which binds P.

ERG" IIIW)) lP,lP,2B J. '2 think is Ref. & 1. 2. 3. 4. S. '»] «I,T(W», T(W» " 6. Ap[3x(person'(x) 1\ p "see'(x)(m»] T(W) " 7. , ltaliaD, Warlp,jri). lDgS illustrated in (81)-(84). r wham. 34 Scope markiDg structures were fint noted by van Riemsdijk (1983) in lOme dialects of Germaa. Siace thea, they have also beea reponed for Romani (McDaaieI1989), Hiadi (Davisoa 1984, Mahajan 1990, Srivastav 1990, 1993b), Bugla (Bayer 1990) ud Iraqi Arabic (Wahba 1991). 42 CHAPTER! The semantic analysis in (84), as in (82), is modelled on a prior treatment-here, due to Srivastav (1993b).

2) which is of the same type as the object itself (Ref. 24 As a consequence, A-binding of that variable yields a higher order predicate (Ref. 5) which takes the extracted object as its argument (Ref. 8), rather than vice versa (cf. Ref. 8 in (62». 2S Apart from the semantic vacuity of simple extractions like (53b), this analysis explains the apparent copying in "across-the-board" exttactions of the kind illusttated in (65a) (cf. Williams 1977, 1978):26 (65) a. two carSj. most families want tj and some actually need ej.

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