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University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics

Abstract

I argue that Weak Crossover and Overt Pronoun Constraint effects show up systematically only with non-specific wh-phrases. To account for this contrast, I propose an analysis based on the following condition for binding: features on bound pronouns must be licensed under c-command by features of their binders, therefore binders must be endowed (at least) with all the features of the pronouns they bind.

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