chapter  Two
A Note on Relativized SUBJECT for Reflexives in Chinese
ByChih-Chen Jane Tang
Pages 12

Within the Principles and Parameters approach, various kinds of theories have been posited to account for the contrast in long-distance binding between bare reflexives and compound reflexives in Chinese. Among these, one major distinction involves the derivation of long-distance binding possibilities and impossibilities from movement of bare and compound reflexives in LF. By examining long-distance binding of Chinese bare reflexives within a noun phrase, across a noun phrase, and across a noun phrase and a clause, I show in this chapter that the relevant facts may be explained under a revised version of the nonmovement theory of long-distance and local binding, in terms of the notion relativized SUBJECT proposed in Progovac (1991) as well as Progovac and Franks (1992). I first present the nonmovement account of binding of Chinese bare and compound reflexives in these two works (cf. Battistella, 1989; Cole, Hermon, & Sung, 1990; C.-T. J. Huang & Tang, 1991; Tang, 1985, 1989). I then revise the proposals of Progovac, and Progovac and Franks, so as to properly explain long-distance binding of Chinese bare reflexives. I conclude with a sketch of two remaining issues relevant to Progovac's and Progovac and Frank's theories.