The Typology of Anaphoric Dependencies: Icelandic (and Other) Reflexives

  • Stephen R. Anderson
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 5)


The properties of English reflexive pronouns have had a profound effect on the development of syntactic theory over the past twenty years or so. Hardly any presentation of a theoretical position, (at least) since Postal’s (1964) classic argument for the existence of transformations from the interaction of reflexives with imperative formation, is considered complete unless it provides an analysis of reflexives in English. The principles of the Government/Binding (GB) theory, in particular, rest centrally on the distinction between anaphors and non-anaphors, and thus on the properties of reflexives.


Reflexive Pronoun Relative Clause Embed Clause Matrix Clause Subordinate Clause 
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