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

Hasan Mesut Meral

Abstract


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.

Keywords


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

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