Prolific Domains

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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 372 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 25.4mm | 645g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588114414
  • 9781588114419

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. Abbreviations; 3. 1. Locality in grammar; 4. 2. Rigorous Minimalism and Anti-Locality; 5. 3. Anti-Locality in anaphoric dependencies; 6. 4. Copy Spell Out and left dislocation; 7. 5. The Anti-Locality of clitic left dislocation; 8. 6. Prolific Domains in the nominal layer; 9. 7. Successive cyclicity revisited; 10. 8. A note on dynamic syntax; 11. 9. Final remarks; 12. References; 13. Name index; 14. Language index; 15. Subject indexshow more