Movement, Variables and Hamblin Alternatives

  • Marc Novel
  • Maribel Romero


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.
How to Cite
Novel, M., & Romero, M. (1). Movement, Variables and Hamblin Alternatives. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 14, 322-338. Retrieved from