Specified Subject Condition
SYNTAX: condition introduced in Chomsky (1973) which states that:
(i) No rule can involve X, Y in the structure ... X ... [a ... Z ... -WYV ... ] ... where Z is the specified subject of WYZ in aInformally, a subject is specified if it is overt. Therefore, the reciprocal each other can be bound by the men in (ii), but not in (iii):
(ii) The men saw [NP the pictures of each other] (iii) *The men saw [NP John's pictures of each other]The specified subject John in (iii) blocks the binding relation between the men and each other. In later work, the SSC is subsumed under the binding theory.
|LIT.||Chomsky, N. (1982)|
Chomsky, N. (1980)
Chomsky, N. (1973)