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Title: Varieties of linguistic economy : essays on scope and binding
Author: Nasta, Andrei
ISNI:       0000 0004 5347 2650
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2015
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The main body of the thesis is divided in three parts, each comprising two chapters. In the first part, I address the notion of scope from the perspective of linguistic economy, by discussing the drawbacks of an economy-based account of scope, and then I put forward an alternative account. In the second part, I apply a similar strategy, this time, with respect to binding. In the third part, I explore the theoretical consequences of the standard economy principles for two theses concerning, respectively, the nature of complex demonstratives and the purported logicality of natural language.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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