Natural Language Semantics

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 115–140

Condition B effects in two simple steps

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DOI: 10.1007/s11050-009-9049-3

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Roelofsen, F. Nat Lang Semantics (2010) 18: 115. doi:10.1007/s11050-009-9049-3


This paper is concerned with constraints on the interpretation of pronominal anaphora, in particular Condition B effects. It aims to contribute to a particular approach, initiated by Reinhart (Anaphora and semantic interpretation, 1983) and further developed elsewhere. It proposes a modification of Reinhart’s Interface Rule, and argues that the resulting theory compares favorably with others, while being compatible with independently motivated general hypotheses about the interaction between different interpretive mechanisms.


AnaphoraPronounsCondition BVP ellipsisDahl’s puzzle
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  1. 1.ILLC, University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands