Locality

Paperback | December 18, 2013

EditorEnoch Olade Aboh, Maria Teresa Guasti, Ian Roberts

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Locality is a key concept not only in linguistic theorizing, but in explaining pattern of acquisition and patterns of recovery in garden path sentences, as well. If syntax relates sound and meaning over an infinite domain, syntactic dependencies and operations must be restricted in such a wayto apply over limited, finite domains in order to be detectable at all (although of course they may be allowed to iterate indefinitely). The theory of what these finite domains are and how they relate to the fundamentally unbounded nature of syntax is the theory of locality. The papers in this collection all deal with the concept of locality in syntactic theory, and, more specifically, describe and analyze the various contributions Luigi Rizzi has made to this area over the past three and a half decades. The authors are all eminent linguists in generative syntax whohave collaborated with Rizzi closely, and in eleven chapters, they explore locality in both pure syntax and psycholinguistics. This collection is essential reading for students and scholars of linguistic theory, generative syntax, and comparative syntax.

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Locality is a key concept not only in linguistic theorizing, but in explaining pattern of acquisition and patterns of recovery in garden path sentences, as well. If syntax relates sound and meaning over an infinite domain, syntactic dependencies and operations must be restricted in such a wayto apply over limited, finite domains in ord...

Enoch Olade Aboh is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam, where he holds a chair entitled: The Learnability of Human Languages. His research interests include issues of learnability in human language with a special focus on theoretical syntax; comparative syntax; discourse-syntax interface; and language creation and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:December 18, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Enoch O. Aboh, Maria-Teresa Guasti, and Ian Robert: Locality: An introduction2. Richard S. Kayne and Jean-Yves Pollock: Locality and Agreement in French Hyper-Complex Inversion3. Ur Shlonsky: Subject Positions, Subject Extraction, EPP, and the Subject Criterion4. Guglielmo Cinque: Extraction from DP in Italian revisited5. Dominique Sportiche: French Reflexive se: Binding and Merge Locality6. Anna Cardinaletti: Locality in restructuring: On weak wh-elements, and the IP-internal "left-periphery"7. Virginia Hill: DE-infinitives as complements to Romanian nouns8. Liliane Haegeman: Locality and the distribution of main clause phenomena9. Maria Teresa Guasti: Locality and interference in the formation of object questions: a grammar through processing view10. Anne Mette Nyvad, Ken Ramshoj Christensen, Sten Vikner: The Left Periphery and Agrammatism: Wh-extractions in Danish11. Tal Siloni: Grammatical Processing: Down the Garden Path