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Title: LONG-DISTANCE MOVEMENT, BINDING, AND SCOPE IN A CONTINUATION GRAMMAR
Authors: CARA LEONG SU-YI
Issue Date: 15-Apr-2019
Citation: CARA LEONG SU-YI (2019-04-15). LONG-DISTANCE MOVEMENT, BINDING, AND SCOPE IN A CONTINUATION GRAMMAR. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this thesis, I describe and evaluate the continuation-based account of quantifier scope, variable binding and movement presented in Barker and Shan 2014. I show that under this account, it is possible to independently enforce the clause-boundedness of quantifier scope while accounting for movement, treat long-distance movement without variable binding, and deal with variable binding in local movement configurations. I also point out that the uniform treatment of scope, movement and binding through continuations makes fundamentally flawed predictions when faced with the combination of clause-bound quantifiers, long-distance movement, and variable binding. Particularly, although the continuation framework claims to account for crossover effects, I show that such an account is lost in long-distance movement configurations. I suggest that this problem has its roots in operations fundamental to the framework, and thus poses a serious challenge to the validity of the theory.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/155976
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