DFKI-LT - Binding of Reciprocals with Particular Respect to Czech

Tania Avgustinova, Claire Gardent, Karel Oliva
Binding of Reciprocals with Particular Respect to Czech
1 volume 109, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, 1999
 
Drawing on data from Czech and English, we first argue against a uniform syntactic treatment of reciprocals and reflexives. We then define a binding theory for Czech which differs from HPSG binding theory in two main points. First, it is based on an ordering (the D-ordering) which is more general than HPSG's obliqueness ordering -- this permits a natural treatment of adjuncts. Second, it distinguishes between reflexives and reciprocals and submits them to different binding constraints. Finally, we provide a semantics for reciprocals with summated antecedents.
 
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