Johan Rooryck and Guido Vanden Wyngaerd

in Dissolving Binding Theory

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199691326
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731785 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics


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This introductory chapter presents the main thesis adopted in this book: there are no grammatical rules that are specifically designed to account for the distribution of anaphors and pronouns in the grammar. Instead, the syntax of simplex and complex reflexives are related to that of constructions that share morphological and distributional properties with them. Anaphoricity is derived by the syntactic mechanism of Agree. This chapter also contains an outline of the rest of the chapters, which serves as a roadmap for the book.

Keywords: grammatical rules; anaphors; pronouns; simplex reflexives; complex reflexives; Agree

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Subjects: Linguistics

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