Prolific Domains

On the Anti-Locality of movement dependencies

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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.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 66]  2003.  xv, 369 pp.
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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
“This book is an insightful, empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated investigation of locality of movement. It is a must read for anyone interested in this important topic.”
“Grohmann's bold Anti-Locality Hypothesis, defined and richly illustrated in this book, has all the ingredients to become a major focus of theoretical debate in years to come.”
“Generative Grammarians have established the centrality of locality conditions in grammars. Expressions must be "close" to interact. Grohmann's work proposes (and subtly defends) a curious counterpart to this sort of restriction: close but not too close! This is a very interesting theoretical conjecture, one that fits snugly with leading minimalist intuitions and leads to many interesting empirical consequences. This is highly original and provocative work that is sure to have an impact on how linguists conceive of locality within UG.”
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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