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German [[Bindung]] French [[liage]]
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In generative syntax, binding refers to a relation in which the reference of a certain element is dependent on the reference of another element.
(i) All(v)[ ... v ... ] (ii) Exists(v)[ ... v ... ]
In the following formula only the first occurrence of x is bound by All but not the second (which is not in the scope of All):
(iii) All(x)[P(x) -> Q(y)] & R(x)
Gamut, L.T.F. 1991. Logic, language, and meaning. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.