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Locality and Logophoricity: A Theory of Exempt Anaphora

Isabelle Charnavel


Anaphors such as English herself, French elle-même, and Mandarin ziji are usually claimed to obey locality requirements stated by Condition A of Binding Theory. But we observe that in various languages, the same anaphors can be exempt from these locality requirements under certain conditions. The goal of this book is to describe and explain this widespread dual behavior of anaphors on the basis of French, English, Mandarin, Korean, and Icelandic. First, several strategies are proposed for distinguishing between the two possible behaviors of anaphors. Plain instances of anaphors require local a ... More

Keywords: Binding Theory, Condition A, anaphor, reflexive, logophoricity, perspective, empathy, long-distance binding, focus, intensifier

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190902100
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190902100.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isabelle Charnavel, author
Associate Professor of Linguistics, Harvard University