Download PDF by M. Rita Manzini: Locality: A Theory and Some of Its Empirical Consequences

By M. Rita Manzini

ISBN-10: 0262631407

ISBN-13: 9780262631402

During this formidable monograph, Manzini organizes and clarifies the voluminous facts that exists on neighborhood dependencies in accordance with a unmarried, unified conception of Locality. Locality is an easier and extra complete substitute to the limitations technique, the antecedent-based procedure, and the connectedness strategy, subsuming all of the significant locality ideas (Subjacency, ECP, and binding concept) invoked within the different ways and explaining a collection of islands that stay refractory to these approaches.The first bankruptcy defines the empirical challenge and offers an outline of the answer; it additionally introduces the 3 major possible choices to Locality conception. the second one bankruptcy offers Manzini's thought intimately and encompasses a unification of Subjacency and the antecedent-government clause of the ECP and a unification of the ECP inner disjunction among the antecedent-government and the head-government clause. In bankruptcy three, Manzini argues for the empirical superiority of Locality, providing info predicting that advanced NP islands, stressful islands, and Definiteness islands all belong to a similar basic variety whereas a number of WH-islands replicate the truth that at such a lot overlapping extraction paths can be found at any given element in a derivation. the ultimate bankruptcy seems at binding, displaying that it may be accounted for less than an identical Locality precept as stream yet with no the necessity for anaphors to maneuver at any point of representation.Maria Rita Manzini is Lecturer within the division of Phonetics and Linguistics, collage university, London.

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If so, to the extent that g-marking is built into the definition of barrier in (23), government is again blocked by a head. To fully adopt Chomsky's (1986a) notion of minimality into our theory, we simply need to say that given an element α and a g-marker for it, β, a one-bar projection of β is also a barrier for α, provided additionally that β is lexically realized. Consider once again the structure in (19). Movement from α1 to α2 is well formed as before because IP is not crossed and I′ is always defective with respect to barrierhood, accepting Chomsky's (1986a) theory in this Page 57 respect.

119) α has a categorial index if α is lexical. (120) α has an address if there is a head β that Case-marks α. (121) (α1, . , αn) is a sequence iff for all i, αi is coindexed with and c-commands αi+1. It should be stressed again that (119) (121) represent more a reorganization of the existing theory of grammar than an enrichment of it. In particular, (121) needs to be stated anyway in order to define a chain. In the proposed theory, of course, a chain will be defined simply as a sequence, which also satisfies certain other requirements.

There is a particular series of contrasts, which look prima facie like crossing versus nesting contrasts, that the PCC accounts for, but other locality conditions do not. Thus, if a head has both an object and a prepositional object, it appears that the prepositional object can be extracted across the object, but not vice versa, as in (118) (119). (118) [Which violins]i are these sonatas easy [Oj [to play tj on ti]] (119) *[Which sonatas]i are these violins easy [Oj [to play ti on tj]] In terms of the PCC, the prepositional object path contains at least one node, PP, which the direct object path does not contain.

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