Movement, Variables and Hamblin Semantics
2010, Novel, Marc, Romero, Maribel, Prinzhorn, Martin, Schmitt, Viola, Sarah, Zobel
Sets of Hamblin alternatives are often used side by side syntactic movement and variable binding. Shan (2004) shows that previous attempts at defining a Predicate Abstraction rule for variable binding while using sets of alternatives face serious problems: they overgenerate alternatives and/or are incapable of handling binding into a wh-phrase. This paper provides a solution by assuming Poesio’s (1996) general type 〈〈a,τ〉 ,t〉 and by borrowing and extending Rullmann and Beck’s (1997) treatment of wh-phrases as definites.