Reciprocal scope revisited

Dag Trygve Truslew Haug, Mary Dalrymple


The most influential approaches to reciprocals (Heim, Lasnik and May 1991, Dalrymple et al. 1998) involve a scoping operator, but there are good arguments by Murray (2008) and Dotlačil (2013) that reciprocals do not involve distributive quantification but are instead pronouns with both coference and noncoreference requirements. However, the latter analyses cannot straighforwardly account for apparent scopal variability in complex sentences with reciprocals. In this paper we extend the pronominal analysis of reciprocals to long distance cases by extending the original plural CDRT (Brasoveanu 2007) analysis with ideas from partial CDRT (Haug 2014).

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