This study examines the phenomenon of NP-anaphora with the main focus on Modern Greek. By maintaining the empirical benefits of the classical generative approach to binding, in this thesis we propose a partial pragmatic reduction of the interpretation of NP-anaphora in Modern Greek in terms of the neo-Gricean pragmatic principles of communication.
The proposed analysis is articulated on the following basis: it will be argued that the choice of anaphoric expressions and their interpretation by Greek speakers and addresses respectively, can be accounted for by an apparatus based on the systematic interaction of the neo-Gricean pragmatic principles. These principles will predict the preferred interpretation of NPs. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that we do not aim at a wholesale pragmatic reduction. On the contrary, this work proposes a model based on the division of labour between syntax and pragmatics.