Prolific Domains

On the Anti-Locality of movement dependencies

| University of Cyprus
ISBN 9789027227898 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781588114419 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027295781 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
1. Locality in grammar
2. Rigorous Minimalism and Anti-Locality
3. Anti-Locality in anaphoric dependencies
4. Copy Spell Out and left dislocation
5. The Anti-Locality of clitic left dislocation
6. Prolific Domains in the nominal layer
7. Successive cyclicity revisited
8. A note on dynamic syntax
9. Final remarks
Name index
Language index
Subject index
“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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