- Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
- The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism
- The Contributors
- List of Abbreviations and Symbols
- Some Roots of Minimalism in Generative Grammar
- Features in Minimalist Syntax
- Merge and Bare Phrase Structure
- Structure and Order: Asymmetric Merge
- The Copy Theory
- A-Bar Dependencies
- Head Movement and the Minimalist Program
- Derivational Cycles
- Anti-Locality: Too-Close Relations in Grammar
- No Derivation Without Representation
- Last Resort with Move and Agree in Derivations and Representations
- Syntax and Interpretation Systems: How is Their Labour Divided?
- Minimalist Construal: Two Approaches to A and B
- A Minimalist Approach to Argument Structure
- Minimalist Semantics
- Minimal Semantic Instructions
- Language and Thought
- Minimalism and Language Acquisition
- A Minimalist Program for Phonology
- Minimizing Language Evolution: The Minimalist Program and The Evolutionary Shaping of Language
- Computational Perspectives on Minimalism
Abstract and Keywords
This article looks at the division of labour between syntax and the interpretive systems by focusing on patterns of anaphoric dependencies. By eliminating the notion of an index, the minimalist programme enforces a strict distinction between how syntactic, semantic, and discourse factors contribute to anaphoric relations.
Eric Reuland (Ph.D. Groningen University, 1979), is currently Faculty Professor of Language and Cognition at Utrecht University, and carries out his research in the Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS. His research focuses on the relation between the syntactic system of human language and the interpretive and processing systems, with a special focus on the domain of anaphora. He recently became intrigued by the origin of language. His publications include ‘Reflexivity’, Linguistic Inquiry (with Tanya Reinhart), ‘Primitives of Binding’, Linguistic Inquiry, and ‘Language, Symbolization and Beyond’, in Rudy Botha and Chris Knight, (eds.), The Prehistory of Language (OUP, 2009). His most recent work, Anaphora and Language Design, is soon to be published by MIT Press.
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