Reciprocal

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Definition

Reciprocals behave as anaphors with respect to binding theory, and require a plural antecedent (*that gang hates each other).

An example would be an element such as each other in (i).

(i) [John and Mary]i can't stand each otheri 

Links

Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics

References

  • Chomsky, N. 1981. Lectures on Government and Binding, Foris, Dordrecht.
  • Heim, L.,H. Lasnik & R. May 1991. Reciprocity and Plurality, Linguistic Inquiry 22, 63-102