Copying identity

  title={Copying identity},
  author={Yoshihisa Kitagawa},
  journal={Natural Language \& Linguistic Theory},
This paper re-examines the relevance of the Derived VP Rule in dealing with the availability of sloppy and strict identity interpretations in VP Ellipisis. It will be argued that incorporating the familiar Binding Theory into grammar along with an LF rule of copying will permit us not only to obtain most of the virtues of the Derived VP Rule, but also to overcome some of the difficulties it encounters in the analysis of VP Ellipsis. 

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