Theoretical Implications of Some Global Phenomena in Syntax: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Theoretical Implications of Some Global Phenomena in Syntax

1st Edition

By Gilles Fauconnier


278 pages

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This title, first published in 1979, centres on control and binding in networks of anaphora. A wide variety of phenomena which are superficially global rather than local processes are examined, and the study deals directly with aspects of natural logic and finds its empirical motivation in concrete grammatical phenomena, thereby accounting for similarities and differences between natural languages and artificial formal logics. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Introduction; Footnotes; 1. Cyclic Indexing 2. Definite Descriptions 3. The Cyclic Nature of the Ross-Langacker Constraints 4. The Closeness Constraint 5. Other Aspects of Distributivity in French and their Theoretical Implications 6. Bound Variables; Conclusion; References

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

This set reissues 22 books on syntax, originally published between 1971 and 1994. Together, the volumes cover key topics within the larger subject of syntax, including reflexivization, morphology and syntactical theory. Written by an international set of scholars, particular volumes focus on languages such as French and Spanish, whilst other volumes are devoted specifically to syntax in the English language. This collection provides insight and perspective on various elements of syntax over a period of over 20 years and demonstrates its enduring importance as a field of research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax