Xp-Adjunction in Universal Grammar Scrambling and Binding in Hindi-Urdu

by Ayesha (Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Jawaharlal University, India) Kidwai

Part of the Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax Series

Xp-Adjunction in Universal Grammar Scrambling and Binding in Hindi-Urdu Synopsis

One of the most hotly debated phenomena in natural language is that of leftward argument scrambling. This book investigates the properties of Hindi-Urdu scrambling to show that it must be analysed as uniformly a focality-driven XP-adjunction operation. It proposes a novel theory of binding and coreference that not only derives the coreference effects in scrambled constructions, but has important consequences for the proper formulation of binding, crossover, reconstruction, and representational economy in the minimalist program. The book will be of interest not only to specialists in Hindi-Urdu syntax and/or scrambling, but to all students of generative syntax.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780195132526
Publication date: 1st January 2000
Author: Ayesha (Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Jawaharlal University, India) Kidwai
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 194 pages
Categories: Computational linguistics, Grammar, syntax & morphology,

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