Research on Language and Computation

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 49–67

Binding effects with scope control

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11168-006-9013-z

Cite this article as:
Butler, A. Research Language Computation (2007) 5: 49. doi:10.1007/s11168-006-9013-z


We present a predicate-logic like system with explicit scope control that captures the possibilities of a diverse range of natural language like binding effects, as well as the limits on when the effects arise. Phenomena covered include: inter-sentential (dynamic) binding, intra-sentential (non-)locality restrictions, control effects, scoping options, crossover effects, and effects of transitive binding versus co-binding. Also the approach fosters the emergence of grammatical roles (e.g. subject as more privileged than object), and a role for canonical forms or explicit name marking (e.g. case agreement).


ScopeBindingLocalityGrammatical relationsCanonical forms

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English Language and LiteratureNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore