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Books: Syntax: Grohmann

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  1. paul, Prolific Domains: Grohmann

Message 1: Prolific Domains: Grohmann

Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 09:38:50 -0500 (EST)
From: paul <>
Subject: Prolific Domains: Grohmann

Title: Prolific Domains
Subtitle: On the Anti-Locality of movement dependencies
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 66

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins, 

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Author: Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University of Cyprus

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114414, Pages: xvi, 372 pp., Price: USD 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027227896, Pages: xvi, 372 pp., Price: EUR 115.00


Standard conceptions of Locality aim to establish that a dependency
between two positions may not span too long a distance. This book
explores the opposite conception, Anti-Locality: Don't move too
close. The model of clause structure, syntactic computation, and
locality concerns Kleanthes Grohmann develops makes crucial use of
derivational sub-domains, Prolific Domains, each encapsulating
particular context information (thematic, agreement, discourse). The
Anti-Locality Hypothesis is the attempt to exclude anti-local movement
from the grammar by banning movement within a Prolific Domain, a Bare
Output Condition. The flexible application of the operation Spell Out,
coupled with an innovative view on grammatical formatives, leads to a
natural caveat: Copy Spell Out. Grohmann explores a theory of
Anti-Locality relevant to all three Prolific Domains in the clausal
layer as well as the nominal layer, and offers a unified account of
Standard and Anti-Locality regarding clause-internal movement and
operations across clause boundaries, revisiting successive cyclicity.

Table of contents

Preface xiii 
Abbreviations xv 
1. Locality in grammar 1-37 
2. Rigorous Minimalism and Anti-Locality 39-103 
3. Anti-Locality in anaphoric dependencies 105-131 
4. Copy Spell Out and left dislocation 133-177 
5. The Anti-Locality of clitic left dislocation 179-197 
6. Prolific Domains in the nominal layer 199-225 
7. Successive cyclicity revisited 227-291 
8. A note on dynamic syntax 293-319 
9. Final remarks 321-323 
References 325-351 
Name index 353-357 
Language index 359 
Subject index 361-369

Lingfield(s): Generative Linguistics (Syntax) 

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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