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

Paperback | October 1, 1999

byAyesha Kidwai

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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 analyzed as uniformly a focality-driven XP-adjunction operation. It proposes a novel theory of binding andcoreference 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 inHindi-Urdu syntax and/or scrambling, but to all students of generative syntax.

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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 analyzed as uniformly a focality-driven XP-adjunction operation. It proposes a novel theory of binding andcoreference that not only derives the coref...

Ayesha Kidwai is at Jawaharlal University, India.
Format:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195132521

ISBN - 13:9780195132526

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Issues in the Study of Scrambling2. Scrambling: Syntactic Properties3. The Structure of the UG Clause4. Binding and Coreference in UG5. Scrambling, Focus, and Specificity6. XP-Adjunction in UGNotesReferencesIndex