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Introduction

Ken Safir

in The Syntax of Anaphora

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195166132
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788460 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166132.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

 Introduction

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This chapter situates questions of anaphora in the broader context of the goals of linguistic research, and reviews some basic theoretical background. It also critiques some current theories, including binding theory and the chain and predication theory of Reinhart and Reuland, which seems to include two versions of Principle B. The term coconstrual is introduced as a neutral term of a variety of identity relations between nominals.

Keywords: Reinhart and Reuland; binding theory critique; Principle B; coconstrual

Chapter.  9790 words. 

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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