Hardts Surprising Sloppy Readings: A Flat Binding Account

  • Uli Sauerland


The paper presents an additional argument for a specific account of semantic binding: the flat-binding analysis. The argument is based on observations concerning sloppy interpretations in verb phrase ellipsis when the binder is not the subject of the elided VP. In one such case, it is important that one of the binders belong to the domain of the other. This case can be derived from the flat-binding analysis as is shown in the paper, while it is unclear how to account for it within other analyses of semantic binding.
How to Cite
Sauerland, U. (2019). Hardts Surprising Sloppy Readings: A Flat Binding Account. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 12, 523-536. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2008.v12i0.704