Weak Crossover, Scope, and Agreement in a Minimalist Framework

In Susanne Preuss, Martha Senturia, Raul Aranovich & William Byrne (eds.), Proceedings of the 13th West Coast Conference in Linguistics. Cambridge University Press (1995)
Pierre Pica
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Our paper presents a novel theory of weak crossover effects, based entirely on quantifier scope preferences and their consequences for variable binding. The structural notion of 'crossover' play no role. We develop a theory of scope preferences which ascribes a central role to the AGR-P System.
Keywords weak cross-over  quantifier rasing  scope  minimalism
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