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Bind Me Tender, Bind Me Do!

Dative and Accusative Arguments as Antecedents for Reflexives in Polish

by Jacek Witkos (Author) Paulina Łęska (Author) Aleksandra Gogłoza (Author) Dominika Dziubała-Szrejbrowska (Author)
Monographs 284 Pages

Summary

One of the well-known properties of Slavic languages is that they show subject-oriented reflexives. This book presents this phenomenon in Polish in great empirical detail and provides its up-to-date syntactic analysis, couched in the minimalist model of grammar. The analysis accounts for the fact that not only nominative subjects but also experiencers, both dative-marked and some accusative-marked, function as antecedents for reflexive elements. On the basis of empirical studies, the book explains why dative experiencers bind both reflexive and pronominal possessives in identical local configurations, while nominatve subjects bind only reflexive possessives. The authors investigate both long-distance binding relations in infinitives and contexts internal to nominal phrases. Extensive references are made to binding in other languages and alternative models.

Table Of Content

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the author
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Contents
  • 1 Introduction and key data points
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Key data points
  • 1.3 Composition of this volume
  • 2 A-Binding as LF-relevant Upward Agree and PF-relevant Head Movement
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Components of the analysis
  • 2.2.1 Index Raising (Nikolaeva 2014)
  • 2.2.2 Modifying the theoretical framework
  • 2.2.2.1 A-binding as Agree
  • 2.2.2.2 D-bound/index rising as clitic climbing
  • 2.3 Conclusions
  • 3 The system at work
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Sample derivations
  • 3.3 Index Raising as a diagnostic for case positions of datives
  • 3.3.1 The VP-internal dative antecedents
  • 3.3.2 The medial domain: Dative OEs in [spec,vP]
  • 3.3.2.1 OEs with non-verbal psychological predicates
  • 3.3.2.2 Verbal psychological predicates and the idiosyncrasy of podobać się ‘appeal to’
  • 3.3.2.3 Dative antecedents in the high domain and more Long-Distance Binding
  • 3.4 Extension to the Anaphor Agreement Effect
  • 3.5 Concluding remarks
  • 4. Extensions: Accusative Object Experiencers as antecedents and binding in nominal domains
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 The position of accusative-marked arguments and binding
  • 4.3 Accusative OEs in the medial domain
  • 4.4 Remarks on word order in constructions with type II psych predicates
  • 4.5 Binding within nominal domains
  • 4.6 Conclusions
  • 4.7 Appendix: Lexicalisation of the D-bound/Index and unambiguous c-command
  • 5 Binding by objects and dative experiencers – experimental studies
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Exp1. Binding by objects (Gogłoza et al. forthcoming-a)
  • 5.2.1 Literature discussion
  • 5.2.2 Exp1: Aims and predictions
  • 5.2.3 Exp1: Design
  • 5.2.4 Exp1: Results and discussion
  • 5.2.4.1 Exp1a: Reflexive/personal pronoun bindees
  • 5.2.4.2 Exp1b: Reflexive/pronominal possessive bindees
  • 5.2.5 Conclusion
  • 5.3 Exp2: Binding by ExpDAT in podobać się ‘to please’ (Gogłoza and Łęska 2018)
  • 5.3.1 Literature discussion
  • 5.3.2 Exp2: Aims and predictions
  • 5.3.3 Exp2: Design
  • 5.3.4 Exp2: Results and discussion
  • 5.3.5 Conclusion
  • 5.4 Exp3. Binding by ExpDAT into ThNOM vs. ThnonNOM: Testing the AAE (Gogłoza et al. forthcoming-b)
  • 5.4.1 Literature discussion
  • 5.4.2 Exp3: Aims and predictions
  • 5.4.3 Exp3: Design
  • 5.4.4 Exp3: Results and discussion
  • 5.4.5 Exp1b, Exp2 and Exp3: The effect of embedding
  • 5.4.6 Conclusion
  • 5.5 Concluding remarks
  • 6 Theoretical inspirations and reflections
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 The classic start
  • 6.3 Binding as Agree
  • 6.4 Binding as movement
  • 6.5 Competition-based accounts
  • 7 Conclusions
  • References
  • Index of Authors
  • Subject Index
  • Series index

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About the author

Jacek Witkoś is Professor of Linguistics at the Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU), Poznań. He has authored over eighty publications on various aspects of Slavic morphosyntax.
Paulina Łęska and Aleksandra Gogłoza are Ph.D. students at AMU and Humboldt University of Berlin, respectively, and Dominika Dziubała-Szrejbrowska reads English grammar at AMU Faculty of Modern Languages.

About the book

One of the well-known properties of Slavic languages is that they show subject-oriented reflexives. This book presents this phenomenon in Polish in great empirical detail and provides its up-to-date syntactic analysis, couched in the minimalist model of grammar. The analysis accounts for the fact that not only nominative subjects but also experiencers, both dative-marked and some accusative-marked, function as antecedents for reflexive elements. On the basis of empirical studies, the book explains why dative experiencers bind both reflexive and pronominal possessives in identical local configurations, while nominatve subjects bind only reflexive possessives. The authors investigate both long-distance binding relations in infinitives and contexts internal to nominal phrases. Extensive references are made to binding in other languages and alternative models.

This eBook can be cited

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Contents

1 Introduction and key data points

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Key data points

1.3 Composition of this volume

2 A-Binding as LF-relevant Upward Agree and PF- relevant Head Movement

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Components of the analysis

2.2.1 Index Raising (Nikolaeva 2014)

2.2.2 Modifying the theoretical framework

2.2.2.1 A-binding as Agree

2.2.2.2 D-bound/index rising as clitic climbing

2.3 Conclusions

3 The system at work

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Sample derivations

3.3 Index Raising as a diagnostic for case positions of datives

3.3.1 The VP-internal dative antecedents

3.3.2 The medial domain: Dative OEs in [spec,vP]

3.3.2.1 OEs with non-verbal psychological predicates

3.3.2.2 Verbal psychological predicates and the idiosyncrasy of podobać się ‘appeal to’

3.3.2.3 Dative antecedents in the high domain and more Long-Distance Binding

3.4 Extension to the Anaphor Agreement Effect

3.5 Concluding remarks

4 Extensions: Accusative Object Experiencers as antecedents and binding in nominal domains

4.1 Introduction

4.2 The position of accusative-marked arguments and binding

4.3 Accusative OEs in the medial domain

4.4 Remarks on word order in constructions with type II psych predicates

4.5 Binding within nominal domains

4.6 Conclusions

4.7 Appendix: Lexicalisation of the D-bound/Index and unambiguous c-command

5 Binding by objects and dative experiencers – experimental studies

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Exp1. Binding by objects (Gogłoza et al. forthcoming-a)

5.2.1 Literature discussion

5.2.2 Exp1: Aims and predictions

5.2.3 Exp1: Design

5.2.4 Exp1: Results and discussion

5.2.4.1 Exp1a: Reflexive/personal pronoun bindees

5.2.4.2 Exp1b: Reflexive/pronominal possessive bindees

5.2.5 Conclusion

5.3 Exp2: Binding by ExpDAT in podobać się ‘to please’ (Gogłoza and Łęska 2018)

5.3.1 Literature discussion

5.3.2 Exp2: Aims and predictions

5.3.3 Exp2: Design

5.3.4 Exp2: Results and discussion

5.3.5 Conclusion

5.4 Exp3. Binding by ExpDAT into ThNOM vs. ThnonNOM: Testing the AAE (Gogłoza et al. forthcoming-b)

5.4.1 Literature discussion

5.4.2 Exp3: Aims and predictions

5.4.3 Exp3: Design

5.4.4 Exp3: Results and discussion

5.4.5 Exp1b, Exp2 and Exp3: The effect of embedding

5.4.6 Conclusion

5.5 Concluding remarks

6 Theoretical inspirations and reflections

6.1 Introduction

6.2 The classic start

6.3 Binding as Agree

6.4 Binding as movement

6.5 Competition-based accounts

7 Conclusions

References

Index of Authors

Details

Pages
284
ISBN (PDF)
9783631809846
ISBN (ePUB)
9783631809853
ISBN (MOBI)
9783631809860
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631801499
Language
English
Publication date
2020 (May)
Tags
minimalist syntax anaphoric relations subject orientation long-distance binding empirical study of binding non-nominative antecedents
Published
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2020. 284 pp., 35 fig. b/w, 5 tables.

Biographical notes

Jacek Witkos (Author) Paulina Łęska (Author) Aleksandra Gogłoza (Author) Dominika Dziubała-Szrejbrowska (Author)

Jacek Witkoś is Professor of Linguistics at the Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU), Poznań. He has authored over eighty publications on various aspects of Slavic morphosyntax. Paulina Łęska and Aleksandra Gogłoza are Ph.D. students at AMU and Humboldt University, respectively, and Dominika Dziubała-Szrejbrowska reads English grammar at AMU Faculty of Modern Languages.

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