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Where Does Binding Theory Apply?
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Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

David Lebeaux

Abstract

This wide-ranging book examines where the conditions of binding theory apply and in doing so considers the nature of phrase structure (in particular how case and theta roles apply) and the nature of the lexical/functional split. It begins with a revised formulation of binding theory. The book reexamines Chomsky’s conjecture that all conditions apply at the interfaces, in particular LF (or Logical Form), and argues instead that all negative conditions, in particular Condition C, apply continuously throughout the derivation. He draws a distinction between positive and negative conditions, which ... More

Keywords: binding theory, phrase structure, Chomsky, Logical Form, Condition C, negative conditions, positive conditions, theta representations, derivation, case

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262012904
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012904.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Lebeaux, author