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SYNTAX: In Binding Theory, a relation that may obtain between two (NP-)nodes. In Chomsky (1981), a node a is said to bind a node i iff a and i have the same referential index (see coindexing), and a c-commands i. Furthermore, if a binds i then, if a is in an A-position, a A-binds i and if a is in an A-bar position, a A-bar-binds i. These notions are crucially involved in the definition of the conditions of the Binding Theory.
LIT. Chomsky, N. (1982)
Chomsky, N. (1981)