© 1991

Syntactic Variables

Resumptive Pronouns and A′ Binding in Palauan


Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Carol Georgopoulos
    Pages 1-20
  3. Carol Georgopoulos
    Pages 21-61
  4. Carol Georgopoulos
    Pages 62-99
  5. Carol Georgopoulos
    Pages 100-139
  6. Carol Georgopoulos
    Pages 140-181
  7. Carol Georgopoulos
    Pages 182-229
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 230-248

About this book


This book represents the culmination of an extended period of field work on the Palauan language, carried out while I was a graduate student at the University of California at San Diego. The book was born as a short term paper written in 1982; from a forgettable infancy, that paper grew and grew, reaching the age of majority in my dissertation at the end of 1985. Some of its offspring have gone off on their own, as indepen­ dent papers, as course materials, or as thoughts that have not yet com­ pletely materialized. Some have been disowned. The full adulthood of this study of Palauan is realized in the present book. Virtually every section of the dissertation has been rewritten, updated, or otherwise (I hope) improved. Where the dissertation was still struggling with various problems, the book has found solutions. The aim of the book remains, however, to give broad coverage of Palauan, with emphasis on A' binding, rather than to focus narrowly on a few highly specific theoretical issues. I hope to have achieved a balance between presenting the language clearly and nonprejudicially, and deal­ ing with various of its properties in current theoretical terms. If I have, the book should prove to be a resource for further typological study of the phenomena it describes.


Index grammar pronouns subject syntactic

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Linguistics ProgramUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Syntactic Variables
  • Book Subtitle Resumptive Pronouns and A′ Binding in Palauan
  • Authors C. Georgopoulos
  • Series Title Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-1293-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-5412-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-3202-2
  • Series ISSN 0924-4670
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-0358
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Syntax
    Austronesian Languages
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