chapter  Eight
Problems With Pronoun Acquisition
ByCharlotte Koster
Pages 26

Knowledge of anaphora in relation to reflexives and pronominals is traditionally summed up in two of the principles of the Binding Theory (Chomsky, 1981). Principle A states that a bound anaphor, like the reflexive himself, must be bound in its governing category, and Principle B states that a free anaphor, like the pronominal him, must not be bound in its governing category.