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The Logic of Pronominal Resumption
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The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

Ash Asudeh

Abstract

This book is a cross-linguistic investigation of resumptive pronouns and related phenomena. Pronominal resumption is the realization of the base of a syntactic dependency as a bound pronoun. Resumption occurs in unbounded dependencies, such as relative clauses and questions, and in the variety of raising known as copy raising. Processing factors may also give rise to resumption, even in environments where it does not normally occur in a given language. A new theory of resumption is proposed that is based on two key assumptions, one theoretical and one empirical/typological. The first assumptio ... More

Keywords: resumption, resumptive pronoun, copy raising, resource sensitivity, syntax–semantics interface, semantic composition, production, parsing, Glue Semantics, Lexical-Functional Grammar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199206421
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206421.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ash Asudeh, author
University Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Oxford