Center and Periphery in the Grammar of Anaphora

  • Tanya Reinhart
Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 2)


In recent years serious attempts have been made to subject the anaphora, or ‘binding’, conditions proposed in theoretical studies to an empirical investigation using either adult anaphora or language acquisition data. Many of these studies concentrated mainly on problems of definite NP coreference. This reflects a prevailing assumption in theoretical studies of anaphora thajt the core issues in the case of pronominal anaphora (i.e. anaphora involving pronouns) are those of intended-coreference with definite NP’s. While an alternative interpretation of pronouns as bound variables is known to exist, it is assumed to be a restricted LF phenomenon.


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