chapter  One
Toward a New Theory of Anaphoric Binding
ByJan Koster
Pages 29

The theory of anaphoric binding, as first stated in Chomsky (1981), requires revision on both conceptual and empirical grounds. To see this, consider the theory that has guided anaphora research during the past decade: 1


An anaphor is bound in its governing category.

A pronoun is free in its governing category.

An R-expression is free.