Scope control and grammatical dependencies

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This paper develops a semantics with control over scope relations using Vermeulen’s stack valued assignments as information states. This makes available a limited form of scope reuse and name switching. The goal is to have a general system that fixes available scoping effects to those that are characteristic of natural language. The resulting system is called Scope Control Theory, since it provides a theory about what scope has to be like in natural language. The theory is shown to replicate a wide range of grammatical dependencies, including options for, and constraints on, ‘donkey’, ‘binding’, ‘movement’, ‘Control’ and ‘scope marking’ dependencies.
Keywords Grammatical dependencies  Dynamic semantics  Donkey anaphora  Binding theory  Control  Movement  Scope marking
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Alastair Butler (2011). Semantically Restricted Argument Dependencies. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 20 (1):69-114.
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