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The Syntax of Anaphora

Ken Safir


This book establishes the need for a competitive approach to the distribution and interpretation of anaphoric relations in natural language, and makes a particular proposal about the sort of competitive theory of anaphora that might be on the right track. Linguists are especially interested in anaphoric relations because they provide evidence for the existence of an innate human language faculty in that they are conditioned by both structural relationships in natural language syntax and choices of morphological form. This work is another attempt to develop an explanatory theory of anaphoric re ... More

Keywords: anaphoric relations, competitive theory of anaphora, anaphor, reflexive, minimalist, generative grammar, Principle B, dependent identity, binding theory, locality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195166132
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ken Safir, author
Rutgers University
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