Binding as an A’-phenomenon?: Some remarks from Turkish


  • Hasan Mesut Meral Yıldız Technical University


ronoun-anaphor complementarity, binding, A’-chains, Turkish


This article argues against the morpheme specificity of Binding Theory conditions in terms of pronoun-anaphor complementarity and proposes a tripartite system for the language at issue, Turkish. Focusing on the locality-based problems of Condition A and B in terms of anaphor and pronoun binding, the article claims that binding of an anaphor can be explained as an A’-phenomenon. The empty topic operator merges with the anaphor and moves to the C-domain. The stranded anaphor inside the clause is licensed by the empty operator via an A’-chain and the lexical antecedent of the anaphor plays no licensing role.


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Meral, H. M. (2014). Binding as an A’-phenomenon?: Some remarks from Turkish. IBERIA: An International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics, 5(1), 45–68. Retrieved from