Syntactic Theory

Principle of Reflexive Interpretation

A reflexive X must be bound in the minimal domain containing X, X's governor and an accessible subject/SUBJECT.

(A-) Binding

A A-binds B if and only if
(i) A is in an A-position
(ii) A c-commands B
(iii) A and B are coindexed


a. Subject: NP in [Spec,XP]
b. SUBJECT corresponds to finite AGR

Accessible subject/SUBJECT

A is an accessible subject/SUBJECT for B if the coindexation of A and B does not violate any grammatical principles.