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Disjoint reference

SYNTAX: disjoint reference is what obtains if two elements refer to different entities. EXAMPLE: in (i)a the reference of she and her is disjoint, and in (i)b that of she and them.

(i) a  She likes her
    b  She likes them
The case of (i)a is captured by the binding theory: since her is a pronominal it must obey condition B which says that she may not locally bind her. It is assumed that she and her must have disjoint reference as a consequence.
LIT. Lasnik, H. (1989)
Lasnik, H. and J. Uriagereka (1988)