On the optimization and grammaticalization of anaphora

  • The purpose of this dissertation is to defend the idea that the empirical responsibilities of binding theory can be handled in a more psychologically and historically realistic way when assigned to the field of pragmatics. In particular, I wish to show that Optimality Theory (OT) (Prince & Smolensky, 1993), the stochastic OT and Gradual Learning Algorithm of Boersma (1998), the Recoverability of OT of Wilson (2001) and Buchwald et al. (2002), and the bidirectional OT of Blutner (2000b) and Bidirectional Gradual Learning Algorithm of Jäger (2003a) can all participate in a formal framework in which one can formally spell out and justify the idea that the distributional behavior of bound pronouns and reflexivs is a pragmatic phenomenon.

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Author:Jason Mattausch
Parent Title (English):Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung (Berlin): ZAS papers in linguistics ; Vol. 38
Series (Serial Number):ZAS papers in linguistics : ZASPiL (38)
Publisher:Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Working Paper
Year of Completion:2005
Year of first Publication:2005
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/11/14
GND Keyword:Generative Transformationsgrammatik; Sprachstatistik; Anapher <Syntax>; Pragmatik; Grammatikalisation; Optimalitätstheorie
Page Number:187
Last Page:185
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 41 Linguistik / 410 Linguistik
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Quantitative Linguistik / Quantitative linguistics
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Sprachgeschichte / History of language
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Semantik / Semantics
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Pragmalinguistik/Kommunikationsforschung / Pragmalinguistics/Communication research
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Grammatikforschung / Grammar research
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:ZAS papers in linguistics : ZASPiL
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht