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