Resumptive Pronouns at the Interfaces
Alain Rouveret | Université Paris-Diderot & LLF, CNRS
This book brings together contributions which address a wide range of issues regarding resumption, gathering evidence from a great variety of languages including Welsh, Breton, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, French, Vata, Hebrew, Jordanian and Palestinian Arabic. The topics covered include the interpretive properties of resumptive pronouns and epithets, the featural make-up of resumptive pronouns, as well as the syntactic diversity of resumptive constructions and the nature of A-resumption. The introduction offers a critical survey of early syntactic accounts and recent semantic advancements. One contribution presents the results of experimental research providing a new perspective on the last resort status of resumption. Two seminal papers on resumption, Doron (1982) and McCloskey (1990), have also been included. This volume, which deals with a phenomenon that has given rise to intriguing claims concerning the structure and interpretation of pronouns, will be of great interest to both semanticists and syntacticians, whichever framework they favor.
[Language Faculty and Beyond, 5] 2011. viii, 429 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Foreword | pp. vii–viii
Some issues in the theory of resumption:: A perspective on early and recent researchAlain Rouveret | pp. 1–62
Resumptive pronouns, A-binding,and levels of representations in IrishJames McCloskey | pp. 63–120
Towards a unified theory of resumptionAsh Asudeh | pp. 121–188
The limits of resumption in Welsh wh-dependenciesDavid Willis | pp. 189–222
Last resort and no resort:: Resumptive pronouns in Hebrew and Palestinian Arabic hearing impairmentNaama Friedmann and João Costa | pp. 223–240
Building and interpreting nonthematic A-positions: A-resumption in English and BretonMilan Rezac | pp. 241–286
On the syntax and semantics of resumptive pronounsEdit Doron | pp. 287–318
Some notes on the ‘specificity effects’of optional resumptive pronounsValentina Bianchi | pp. 319–342
Bare resumptivesDavid Adger | pp. 343–366
Resumptives, movement and interpretationHamida Demirdache and Orin Percus | pp. 367–394
Weak versus strong resumption: Covarying differentlyNicolas Guilliot and Nouman Malkawi | pp. 395–424
Index of languages | pp. 425–426
Index of notions | pp. 427–430
“Le manque, certes tout relatif, d'homogénéité des analyses ne fait que découler de l'état actuel de la connaissance des phénomènes et des questionnements qu'ils soulèvent. Quoi qu'il en soit, ce livre est passionnant et mérite d'être étudié de près.”
Georges Rebuschi, Sorbonne Nouvelle & LACITO, in Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris
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