Closeness, Prominence, and Binding Theory

@inproceedings{Pan1998ClosenessPA,
  title={Closeness, Prominence, and Binding Theory},
  author={Haihua Pan},
  year={1998}
}
The relationship between a reeexive and its antecedent is characterized by (a) a locality condition, and (b) a syntactic prominence condition. In Chomsky (1981) locality is deened in terms of governing category, and syntactic prominence is via c-command. In this article I show that, to account for the long-distance binding properties of complex reeexive ta-zijì3s-slef' in Chinese, which cast doubts on the so-called Pica's generalization that only morphological simplex reeexives can be long… CONTINUE READING

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